The Last King of Scotland - Part 2, Chapter 39 Summary & Analysis

Giles Foden
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Part 2, Chapter 39 Summary

Once in the secret rooms, Garrigan hears a voice; as he draws nearer, he realizes that the voice is Amin's, and that he is talking to a severed head that is covered with frost. He stands in the shadows, listening to Amin for a while, as Amin talks about himself, justifying his actions, maintaining that he has always fought for his people. He reveals, as he talks, that he can see Garrigan lurking in the shadows, and he tells him to come closer.

Garrigan is shaking with terror, but when Idi asks him why he has returned, he answers his own question: Garrigan has returned because he loves Idi.

The head on the plate is the archbishop who married Idi to his fourth wife; Idi tells Garrigan that he regrets the man's death, but his followers did it without his knowledge. He tells Garrigan the...

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