Open City - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

Julius remembers that when his father died, his aunt took him to the tailor for fitting of his funeral clothes. Julius remembers that his father's funeral was his first real experience with death. He also remembers five years earlier, his driver hit a girl crossing the street as he was taking Julius to school. They took her to the hospital but Julius never thought about her or asked her until five years later.

Chapter 19 Analysis

Julius saw his professor as a father figure. When the professor dies, it forces Julius to face some of the other deaths in his life. Primarily, this is the death of his father. Secondary, it's the possible death of the girl his age that his driver hit while driving Julius to school.

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