Stranger in a Strange Land - Part 3: His Eccentric Education, Chapter 22 - 24 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3: His Eccentric Education, Chapter 22 - 24 Summary

Jubal's house becomes a fortress guarded by Secretary Douglas' special police. Mail comes by the bagfuls, which must be sorted, and packages checked for bombs. Michael receives fan mail, and in one piece, a female fan has sent pornographic photos of herself. Jill intercepts the photos before Michael can see them and complains to Jubal. This leads to an argument on whether Michael should keep away from the world or enter into it. Jill favors protection but gives in to Jubal's side. Michael examines the photos with his usual curiosity, but nothing like lust, and gives them to Duke, a collector and connoisseur.

Michael comes to understand the powerful symbolism of money, which is something unknown on Mars. He tries to spend some of his money on gifts for his water brothers. The...

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