The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Part II, Chapter Five, Chiste Apocalyptus - Sanctuary Summary & Analysis

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In the section “Chiste Apocalyptus” Abelard is arrested within four weeks of the party. The story is told Abelard’s arrest had to do with a joke he told about a body being in his trunk. Although Abelard denies it, it is said he joked the Trujillo must have cleaned the body out when nothing is found in the trunk. The narrator’s opinion is that this story is a cover up for the real reason Abelard was arrested.

In the section “Abelard in Chains” Abelard is taken to Fortaleza San Luis to begin what will become a nine-year imprisonment. Abelard is told he is only going for questioning, but he is strip searched, questioned, hit, and then put in a cell with other prisoners who are told Abelard is a homosexual and a Communist. Four days...

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