The Dinner - Part 5: Digestif, Chapters 40-46 Summary & Analysis

Herman Koch
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Chapter 40

Paul recalls how Michel wrote a report on capital punishment not long ago. Michel worried about some of his opinions and asked Paul for help. Paul advised him through each draft of the report. A short time after Michel turned the paper in, Paul was called in to the principal’s office. During the discussion, Paul not only admitted to helping Michel form his odd opinions on the death penalty, but he assaulted the principal when the principal suggested that Paul might not be completely sane.

Chapter 41

Serge returns to the table and tells them he still has not fully decided on what he will do. Serge implies that he still wants to speak to Babette about things. Serge and Babette leave, making as big a show of it as they did when they arrived. When they are alone, Claire...

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