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The Reader - Study Guide Part 1, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 7 Summary

Michael returns to his home later than usual. At the dinner table, he is questioned about his tardiness and explains that he was wandering through several parts of town and became temporarily lost. His brother wryly notes that the areas of town Michael mentions are on opposite sides of the city. Michael announces that his convalescence has ended, and he will return to school the next day. His mother demurs, but his father then allows him to make his own decision. Michael notes that his father is emotionally distant and seemingly uninvolved with the lives of his children. He remembers how Hanna treated him and compares it to the way his mother treated him as a small child.

Part 1, Chapter 7 Analysis

Chapter 7 establishes Michael's upbringing as fairly typical for the time and place of the novel. His mother is somewhat over-cautious and somewhat doting. His...

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