The Fixer - Chapter 7, Part 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7, Part 5 Summary

Yakov now has regular hallucinations in his cell. He sees Zhenia singing, begging for clothes. He sees dead farm animals, Shmuel's horse. Yakov cannot tell if he is going mad or if he is being drugged again. He has constant visions of his people being murdered by the Black Hundreds, of himself mixing matzo. He has imagined conversations with the Tsar and in his mind is moved to many different cells.

One day, Yakov awakes in his normal cell. His furniture is gone, but his other possessions and location are the same. He asks Zhitnyak what happened and learned Yakov had a fever and smashed his furniture while he raved. Yakov is uneasy and begins constantly staring out through the peephole in his cell door.

Chapter 7, Part 5 Analysis

Yakov has clearly either gone mad or been drugged for some time so that the guards could...

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