Related Topics

The Reader - Part 3, Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 56 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Reader.
This section contains 235 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Reader Study Guide

Part 3, Chapter 12 Summary

After several weeks, Michael receives in the mail a computerized thank-you note acknowledging the receipt of Hanna's donation. Michael takes the note and drives to the cemetery where Hanna is buried, and visits her gravesite. It is the only time he visits.

Ten years pass by and Michael, about 1994, decides to write Hanna's story. He is now in his early 50s, and he tells the story in his mind over and over again. He eventually writes it down. He writes down the story, which is, in fact, the novel itself.

Part 3, Chapter 12 Analysis

Michael says his final goodbye to Hanna and is, perhaps, finally free of her influence. Although he largely still loves Hanna, she has been predominantly a negative force in his life since their first days together.

The novel closes with a meta-fictional technique, as Michael, the narrator, claims to have authored the...

(read more from the Part 3, Chapter 12 Summary)

This section contains 235 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Reader Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Reader from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook