Open City - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Teju Cole
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Chapter 2 Summary

On his way to the movies one night, Julius stops in the bookstore to buy a book he hopes will help him gain insight into one of his patients. She is a Native American suffering with depression. When Julius sits down in the theater, he is with hundreds of people, but they are all strangers to him. After the movie, Julius is waiting for the train when two kids start throwing gang signs at him and asking him if he's in a gang because he is black. Julius is originally from Nigeria. Julius thinks that he would like to find and reunite with her maternal grandmother if she's still alive.

Chapter 2 Analysis

In a way, Julius feels as if he is invisible. Even when he is in a room with hundreds of others, he is alone. Julius starts to question cultural and ethnic...

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