Moth Smoke - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

Mohsin Hamid
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In "Chapter 8: What Lovely Weather We’re Having (or the importance of Air-Conditioning)," dressed in robes, the unnamed second-person subject (“You”) points to a clerk and asks, “Have we considered air-conditioning?” (110) This clerk leaves the room and returns carrying many papers, which he presents to “you.” The second-person subject reads the documents titled “Air-Conditioning.”

There is a page break. These papers announce the investigation conducted concerning “the role of air-conditioning…in the lives of the various witnesses expected to testify before your Lordship during the course of this trial” (110). The paper mentions Professor Julius Superb. It notes that he is well versed in this field and that his ideas on the subject are well known. At a seminar of “Social Class in Pakistan,” Superb presented a paper on the matter. He began his speech: “There are two social classes in Pakistan,” (111) which are distinguished...

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