Ferdydurke - Study Guide Chapter 2, Imprisonment and Further Belittlement Summary & Analysis

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Pimko deposits Joey in the school during lunch hour, explaining to one of the teachers that Joey is enrolling in sixth grade. The teacher complains that the students are not immature enough, and Pimko explains that he can get the students to be immature by telling them that he thinks they're immature and naïve. The students, seeing Joey, descend on the new kid and tease him. The students then become aware of Pimko, watching them from behind a tree and taking notes. They think he's a school inspector. Pimko lets one of his notes blow away, as if by accident, and the students read that Pimko thinks they are innocent.

The students begin laughing, but their laughter is uncomfortable. They begin reacting to the note, vigorously swearing and drawing graffiti. The rebellion against innocence seems naïve. Joey...

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