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The Reader - Study Guide Part 1, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Hanna tells Michael she will walk home with him, as she is walking in the general direction on her way to work. Michael waits in the hallway while Hanna changes clothing in the kitchen. She leaves the interposed door slightly ajar, and Michael watches her strip to her translucent slip and put on stockings. Hanna apparently senses she is being watched and, only partially clothed, turns to look through the partially open door into the hallway. She gives Michael a peculiar look, which he interprets as simultaneously knowing and surprised. The two characters lock eyes for a brief moment and then Michael blushes and flees out of the apartment in shame.

Michael wanders around the streets for a long period of time remembering the way Hanna looked and moved. He is obviously sexually aroused. Michael, as narrator, then ponders the scene from the distance of...

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