Mother Night - Chapter 40-42 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 40-42 Summary

The narrator is arrested in the raid along with everyone else. He was released within an hour, no doubt thanks to his Blue Fairy Godmother. As he was being released, the narrator froze. It wasn't a fear of death that froze him, for he had learned to accept death as a friend. It wasn't guilt that froze him, for he taught himself not to feel guilt. What froze him was the fact that he has absolutely no reason to move in any direction. What had made him move through all those horrible years was curiosity, and now that has disappeared too.

The narrator finally found his way back to his attic apartment. There he meets a policeman who is guarding his place from looters and angry citizens. He strikes up a conversation with him. The policeman notices that the narrator is...

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