Hunger - Part 3, pages 145-168 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, pages 145-168 Summary

The next morning, the narrator is euphoric from his meeting with Ylayali. He buys milk and is able to eat roast beef. As he is thinking of buying a waistcoat, he runs into a friend who saw him with Ylayali the previous night. He lies, saying that he's engaged to Ylayali, and his friend buys him a beer. The friend owes him money, but the narrator knows he'll never pay it back.

The beer goes to the narrator's head, and he begins to have paranoid thoughts. What if he gets in trouble for taking the money? Besides, taking the money was immoral. The narrator goes to an old cake-seller's stall and gives her the money he has left. Then he runs off without a word, feeling proud and righteous. He begins feeling manic. He hails a cab and drives to a random address...

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