Stranger in a Strange Land - Part 2: His Preposterous Heritage, Chapter 13 - 14 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: His Preposterous Heritage, Chapter 13 - 14 Summary

Duke expresses disgust for Michael's eating of dead Martians and considers the practice cannibalism. Jubal tries to reason with him and finds the task considerably difficult due to Duke's cultural indoctrination. Duke feels that cannibalism is bad in all times, places and cultures. Jubal points out several examples of cannibalism, including the Christian practice of turning bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ.

Not aware of Michael's superpowers and seeing only the surface of the man, Duke brags that he can beat him with one hand. Jubal begs to differ, knowing that Michael can make people disappear in an instant. Using a story about a coral snake, Jubal tries to convince Duke that appearances are often deceiving. Michael may seem mild-mannered and weak, but that is just an illusion.

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