Homage to Catalonia - Study Guide Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Orwell and others hide out for several days, spending nights in abandoned buildings and days wandering back streets to avoid police. He remains in contact with Cottman and McNair. After a few days, they go to the consulate to get their papers in order. They learn that Bob Smillie is dead, presumably executed while in jail. Although, Orwell is told later that he in fact died of acute appendicitis. Orwell considers either explanation plausible.

Orwell and his wife visit Kopp in prison. The visit is extremely dangerous, as Orwell is likely to be arrested if recognized as a POUM sympathizer. Kopp is in good spirits, even though the situation is obviously quite grave. Conditions in the prison are appallingly bad. Among the inmates are children and veteran amputees. While visiting the prison, Orwell sees many other POUM militiamen he has served with. They all studiously ignore him...

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