The Fall - Study Guide Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 43 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Fall.
This section contains 1,914 words
(approx. 5 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Fall Study Guide

Chapter 6 opens with the auditor visiting Clamence in his sick-bed. Here the narrator reveals that he suffers from Malaria, a chronic illness the symptoms of which flare up at intervals. He contracted the illness, Clamence explains mysteriously, during his time as pope. Obviously he does not mean the Pope who presides over the Roman Catholic Church. He delays, however, in revealing what duties his occupation as "pope" entailed and how he gained this title.

Clamence flashes back to a subway platform in Paris. Waiting for the train, he spies a large shaggy dog which he attempts to call to him. The dog hesitates in its approach, wagging his tail and appearing friendly, but maintaining some distance. Without compunction, however, the dog falls into step behind a young German soldier who walks briskly through the station. Resenting the fickle affection of the animal and the success of the...

(read more from the Chapter 6 Summary)

This section contains 1,914 words
(approx. 5 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Fall Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Fall from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook