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The Reader - Part 3, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 7 Summary

In 1985, Michael receives a letter from the warden of the prison where Hanna is serving her sentence. Michael learns that Hanna will be eligible for release in about one year. The warden is famous for progressive reforms, and she requests that Michael take an active part in re-socializing Hanna after her release. Michael is troubled by the news that Hanna will be free but decides he will assist her to successfully re-enter society. However, he procrastinates responding to the warden and the months slip by. After about a year, the warden finally telephones Michael and repeats her request. Michael agrees to help. Hanna has been granted a release from prison.

Part 3, Chapter 7 Analysis

Michael continues in the inaction of inertia. He decides to help Hanna but takes no outward action. He continues to read and send tapes but does not respond to either Hanna or...

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