Molloy (novel) - Section 3 Summary & Analysis

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The following day, Molloy asks the valet for his clothes, who tells him that they have been burnt, though Molloy later finds out that they have only been taken to the dyers. Molloy begins to knock over the furniture in the room with his crutches, to which the valet puts everything back in place. Eventually, the valet brings Molloy his clothes, though Molloy notes he is missing the pebble that he would suck on from his pocket, as well as some objects, despite not knowing “what they were” (40). He declares he is missing a knife, to which the valet brings him a stainless steel vegetable knife. Molloy muses again on the fact that he feels a purposelessness in his actions, and a lack of sense regarding any principles he may have.

Molloy goes downstairs and finds Lousse fussing around her dog’s grave in...

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