Red Dragon - Chapter 37 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 37 Summary

Dolarhyde is working out with his weights, when he hears the voice of the Dragon for the first time. The Great Red Dragon is not happy that Dolarhyde is constantly thinking about Reba now. Dolarhyde tries to ignore the voice, but it only becomes insistent. When Dolarhyde finally responds, his words are slurred as though his deformity has returned. The Dragon tells Dolarhyde he must sacrifice Reba for him, before he can kill the Shermans. Dolarhyde does not want to sacrifice Reba. However, Dolarhyde's refusal causes the Dragon to punish him by forcing him to mutilate his own penis with his grandmother's dentures and then lifting more weight than he has ever attempted before. The Dragon steps in for him and lifts the weight itself.

Chapter 37 Analysis

Dolarhyde's illness has taken a new step with this chapter. Dolarhyde has never heard the Dragon's voice before today. Now...

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