Foundation's Edge - Chapters 1-2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 1-2 Summary

Chapter 1, "Councilman," opens with Golan Trevize and Munn Li Compor conversing outside the Executive Council, with Trevize intending to deny that the Seldon Plan has averted a Galactic crisis. Seldon's holograph too conveniently backs Mayor Harla Branno's decision to keep the capital on Terminus, and she forbids doubt or criticism. When Trevize equates this to "thought control," he is arrested for treason, accused by Compor. Director of Security Liono Kodell obtains a recording of Trevize admitting that he believes in the Seldon Plan. Off-camera, Trevize says that Seldon's analysis is too perfect. Trevize regrets breaking his rule, "Trust nobody." A uniformed escort protects him from non-existent mob violence. Trevize is already angry to see guards inside his door as Branno emerges.

Chapter 2, "Mayor," shows their confrontation. Branno knows Trevize is—dangerously—correct. Trevize restrains his anger, saying that the...

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