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The Reader Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 3, Chapter 3 Summary

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Part 3, Chapter 3 Summary

Chapter 3 returns to the late 1960s when Michael and Gertrud are just starting their relationship. Michael learns that the professor who taught the seminar, which caused him to attend Hanna's trial, has died. He somewhat reluctantly attends the funeral. At the graveside, he meets an old school acquaintance, and the two men discuss the seminar from years before. The school acquaintance asks Michael why he had been so attentive and interested in Hanna. Michael is surprised that the school acquaintance noticed his particular interest in Hanna. He does not answer and, instead, sees a streetcar approaching and says a hurried goodbye and runs off to catch the streetcar, escaping the question.

Part 3, Chapter 3 Analysis

Chapter 3 begins to revisit some of the events, which were quickly passed over in Chapter 2. Gertrud tells Michael about the professor's death. He goes to the funeral even though he has...

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