The Spy Who Came in from the Cold - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17 Summary

Mundt takes Leamas to another interrogation room. He says that Fiedler has been arrested and that Leamas is being arrested on charges of espionage. Leamas is told to give his confession at Fiedler's public trial. Mundt presses for details in Leamas' plans to be a double agent. In particular, he asks about meetings with George Smiley. Leamas cannot remember any details and passes out again. When he wakes up, he is in a hospital room.

Chapter 17 Analysis

Mundt's interrogation of Leamas is delicate in that Leamas is denying what he believes to be true in order to stay within his role. Up to this point, no one has questioned Leamas' determination to work for the East Germans and Leamas has been in control of the information that has been presented and explained during his interrogation. With Mundt, however, Leamas is not in control...

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