Naked Lunch - Study Guide Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

Willy the Agent is in a detoxification unit at Hassan's Hospital. He goes through the agony of withdrawal, including nightmares and convulsions. The hospital is full of patients seeking other cures and treatments. The narrator describes his various drug - induced visions. One is of a Guard who wears a suit made of human flesh. He watches schoolboys across the street and lusts after them.

In a dirty bathroom, Dr. Benway operates on a woman using bathroom cleaning tools. The narrator hears various pieces of music, including the Star Spangled Banner. The narrator records his drug intake in "Habit Notes." He describes the difficulty he has finding new sources for drugs and new veins to shoot them into. He claims that the President is also a junkie and that the narrator provides him with drugs under the cover of a homosexual affair.

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