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The Reader Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1, Chapter 10 Summary

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Part 1, Chapter 10 Summary

Michael enjoys a break from school during a prolonged Easter vacation. On the first day, he arises extremely early and walks across town. He catches a ride on the day's first trip of the streetcar, on which Hanna works as the conductor. Hanna is in the front car with the driver. She watches Michael, unannounced, enter the second streetcar and sit in the back. Hanna stays up front, chatting with the driver, and occasionally glances back at Michael. She otherwise ignores him. He becomes confused and angered and gets off at a random stop, far from familiar surroundings. He then walks to her apartment and waits several hours, until she returns from work.

When Hanna returns home, Michael demands an explanation for her behavior. She quickly turns the tables and berates him for being presumptive and rude. She reverses the situation and tells Michael that...

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