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The Reader - Part 1, Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 14 Summary

Michael continues to read, bathe, and have sex. Michael sees Hanna somewhat like a horse. She's smooth, soft, firm and strong. Hanna is momentarily taken aback by Michael's horse analogy but sees in it some grain of truth. Michael gradually begins to spend more time with his friends and Sophie and less time with Hanna. Although he visits Hanna nearly daily, their fighting continues. Hanna ignores Michael's feelings. He quickly apologizes. The pattern makes Michael feel a good deal of resentment.

Part 1, Chapter 14 Analysis

Michael and Hanna have now been having sex nearly every day for several months and the irresistible appeal of sex is beginning to wane. Michael focuses, instead, on the lack of any tangible relationship beyond the physical. He subconsciously contrasts his relationship with Sophie to his relationship with Hanna, and begins to see the obvious shortcomings in the latter. Michael, the...

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