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The Reader - Part 3, Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 10 Summary

At daybreak on the day that Hanna is to be released, she hangs herself in her prison cell. Michael arrives at the prison and is greeted by the warden who informs him of Hanna's suicide. The warden is distressed over Hanna's action and closely questions Michael about any potential warning signs. Michael appears largely unemotional but is somewhat surprised. Michael and the warden discuss Hanna for some time. The warden tells Michael about Hanna's struggle with illiteracy. They proceed to Hanna's cell where Michael reviews the books that Hanna has obtained - he notes that most of them are Holocaust-related. He then notices a newspaper clipping, which contains a photograph of his graduation. He wonders how Hanna learned of his graduation or obtained the photograph. The warden then tells Michael that Hanna learned to read by obtaining the books Michael had recorded, and then following...

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