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Mao II - Part 1, Chapters 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapters 3 and 4 Summary

Chapter 3 - As Brita sets up her camera and lights, she nervously chats with Bill, who responds with thoughtful, numerous, and varied comments about the similarity of what they do (i.e., capturing moments of truth). Their conversation, at times bantering and at other times intense, evolves and deepens as Brita continues to shoot and Bill continues to comment on his experience of being a writer and the relationship he experiences between his work and his own identity. As the shoot continues, Bill refers to the third novel, saying he doesn't want to have it published - it feels, he says, forced and wrong, dead and untrue to himself. Conversation also reveals that Bill is aware of somehow being changed by Brita, both her taking pictures and her conversation. Finally, Brita, believing she's gotten the best picture she can...

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