Misery - Part 1, Chapters 17-23 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapters 17-23 Summary

Chapter 17: Paul is horrified that Annie wants him to burn the manuscript for "Fast Cars" and flat out refuses. Paul refers to Annie as the devil. Annie makes it clear that unless Paul burns the manuscript, she will no longer bring drugs to him. Many different things can come from not having the drugs such as suffering and even a coma.

Chapter 18: Paul tells Annie that even if he burns the manuscript it will take a long time. Annie insists that Paul burn a few pages as a symbol of his free will. Paul keeps refusing but the thought of having no more drugs overpowers his will to save the book.

Chapter 19: Annie hands Paul random pages from the book to burn. He notices that Annie has used a black marker to obliterate all of the profanity in the...

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