Mother Night - Chapter 4-6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4-6 Summary

At shift change at the jail, Bernard Mengel comes in to begin guarding the narrator. Bernard says to the narrator, "You are the only man I ever heard of who has a bad conscience about what he did during the war. Everybody else, no matter what side he was on, no matter what he did, is sure a good man could not have acted in any other way." When the narrator asks Bernard why he thinks he has a bad conscience about things, he answers it is because of the way he sleeps and dreams. Bernard says that not even Rudolph Franz Hoess, the man who looked after millions of Jews as they were gassed, slept the way that the narrator does every night. Bernard was present for the hanging of Hoess and the strap he put around Hoess' ankles before...

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