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Portnoy's Complaint - Chapter 5 Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Part 1 Summary

"The Most Prevalent Form of Degradation in Erotic Life" After a brief commentary on how bad, and illiterate, The Monkey's handwriting is, and after a similarly brief commentary on how he is reading Freud (see "Characters"), looking for insight into his condition, Alex narrates a weekend trip he took with The Monkey. He describes how they drove through the beautiful scenery of Vermont with the voices of his parents anxiously shouting in his ears that he should be careful not to roll his car and not to get involved with a shikse. He also describes how they both began to feel something other than their usual raw sexual desire, how he started teaching The Monkey how to understand poetry, and how she responded with intellectualized sexual excitement. "Eat my educated cunt," he describes her as saying.

On their way home, The...

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