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Naked Lunch Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 17 Summary

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Chapter 17 Summary

Aracknid is the chauffer of Andrew Keif. He is not homosexual and generally is a bad person. Keif is a novelist who lives in the red light district. In the Zone building, many international transactions usually involving sexual products take place. Leif and Marvie run the place. The Island is a British military base across form the Zone. Each year the Island reaffirms the wish for the military to stay. There is a formal government on the Island, mostly populated with baboons. No one wants to be elected President.

Chapter 17 Analysis

To add further absurdity to the novel's overall commentary on government is the presentation of the Island and its unique and ridiculous forms of government and ideas about democracy. Here again government has the effect of dehumanizing people to the point where animals are serving in elected office.

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