Pascali's Island - Section 9 Summary & Analysis

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Section 9 Summary

Pascali has decided to bribe Bowles in an effort to leave the island and make his way to Constantinople to find his previous reports. Pascali now understands that Bowles despises him, but only because within Pascali he sees himself. Pascali writes to the Sultan again of his blending of reality and illusion to create realism in imaginary settings. Pascali reflects on how perfectly Bowles enacted his plan, from the moment he stepped off the boat to his seemingly innocent speech patterns to his projected image of decency, morality, and ethics. Pascali also realizes that Bowles saw immediately the need for his translation services, and knows his perceived friendship was based solely on this self-interest. Within Pascali, Bowles saw corruption of a level necessary to deal with the likes of Izzet and Pasha. Pascali knows that Izzet and Pasha have no choice but to pay, since any involvement...

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