The Spy Who Came in from the Cold - Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 26 Summary

Leamas and Liz go toward the wall. They climb up to the top of the wall. When they reach the top, the searchlights locate them. The guards start shooting at them. Liz is shot and falls to the bottom of the wall. Leamas hears the voices of his British intelligence contacts on the other side of the wall. Instead, he stands up and allows himself to be shot.

Chapter 26 Analysis

Despite Leamas' insistence that he is comfortable with the role he was forced to play by his superiors in British intelligence, his personal feelings overcome his professional ones in the ultimate moment of his life. His connection to Liz and to the personal side of his life triumphs over his feelings for British intelligence. Though he can hear the voices of his fellow agents on the other side of the wall, he no...

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