The Moor's Last Sigh - Study Guide Part 3, Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17 begins with a soliloquy on aged Abraham Zogoiby's victorious struggle to remain ageless, his plunge into business to overcome sincere sorrow at his wife's premature passing, and the loss of all of his children (two to death, one to Jesus, and one to the power of Evil). Family and money become his exclusive focus.

Father is determined to reconcile with his son. He passes messages to Hammer, inviting him to meet at the racetrack. Initially rebellious, the narrator does as he is commanded. In the crowd, a fleeting figure hands him Uma's walkman set, which she supposedly had thrown away on the night she went to make peace with his parents. On it, he hears edited recordings of his own voice, ranting against Aurora, uttered while he and Uma made love. She had turned these over to his parents, turning them irrevocably against him...

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