Red Dragon - Study Guide Chapter 39 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 39 Summary

Dolarhyde goes to the Brooklyn Museum where the painting of the Great Red Dragon is located. It is only an hour before closing time. Dolarhyde asks the checkroom attendant if the checkroom will be open the next day. The attendant tells him "no," since the museum is closed. Dolarhyde takes the elevator up to the fifth floor where the painting is kept. The Great Red Dragon is not on display, because it is so delicate. However, people who are interested can make an appointment to see the painting. Dolarhyde walks the perimeter of the fifth floor, checking to see if the guards carry guns. They do not. Dolarhyde goes to a local store after leaving the museum at closing time.

Chapter 39 Analysis

There is much foreshadowing in this chapter, as the reader must wonder what Dolarhyde is up to. Dolarhyde wants to be where the painting is...

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