Naked Lunch - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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The Old Court House is so backlogged with cases that no one ever comes to court. It is located in Pigeon Hole, an isolated area. Lee is trying to have his case heard so he will not be evicted from the house he lives in. His reason is that he is infected with the plague and must be quarantined. The Inspectors analyze his papers and his body. He walks through the Old Court House looking at the ridiculous trials. Lee tries to get his case heard but cannot get the attention of the County Clerk, who is too busy telling racist jokes and describing how to kill black people.

This chapter uses two ridiculous situations to clash with each other. The first situation is that of the Courthouse in which no cases can be heard or won. This system shows the inability of social structures to accommodate the many and...

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