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Naked Lunch - Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 18 Summary

Carl Peterson is called for an appointment with Dr. Benway. Benway rambles on about the need to treat homosexuality like a disease. Carl explains that he is not homosexual. Benway refuses to tell him why he is there. Carl falls asleep during the explanation but wakes up to have his semen tested for homosexuality. When Carl leaves the office, he is accosted by a homosexual man who thinks he is homosexual, because he just came out of Benway's institute. Carl returns later for his test results. He is negative for homosexuality and asks to evaluate photographs of pinup girls. Some of the girls are really boys dressed to look like girls. Carl admits that he had some homosexual contact in the military. Carl wakes up and then the room disappears.

Chapter 18 Analysis

Carl Peterson's interview and subsequent treatment by Dr. Benway provide an interesting summary of the...

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