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The Beautiful Room Is Empty Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 10 Summary

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Chapter 10 Summary

In an effort to help Sean come to terms with himself, the narrator suggests they attend therapy together. They are separated, however, by their experimentally-minded therapist into two separate groups, with the narrator becoming increasingly talkative and Sean becoming increasingly silent. The narrator becomes more and more knowledgeable and insightful, able to spot the games being played by other members of the group and discuss them in psychoanalytic jargon. He also, at times, analyzes his friends, a habit that makes Maria angry and leads her to promising to leave the friendship if he doesn't stop. The narrator also describes her increasing feminism, and her tearful comment that the recent deaths of lesbians Buddy and Betts were the result of their being female and ending up living in poverty.

Meanwhile, Sean is becoming increasingly disturbed, eventually ending up in a mental hospital and finally being shipped back home...

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