Nutshell - Chapter 1-3 Summary & Analysis

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The story opens by revealing that the narrator is actually an English in-utero child with seemingly clear awareness of the world outside of the womb. The unnamed child reveals that his mother, Trudy, and her love, Claude, have some sort of plot against the child’s father (Trudy and the child’s father are married but separated, while Claude visits the house, which is unknown to Trudy’s husband). The baby decides that he will either stop the plot, or avenge it if he is birthed too late.

The child then narrates the current happenings outside of the womb. He describes that Trudy has drank a glass of wine, essentially sharing it with the child. After Trudy and Claude return to Trudy’s house, Trudy awakens from her sleeping telling Claude that they cannot do “it” because there is a chance that things...

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