The Great Fire - Part 3, Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 16 Summary

Peter receives a visit from the doctor while he is in the hospital in Hong Kong, and the doctor describes Peter's condition and prospects. He explains that the paralysis caused by the virus is temporary and tells Peter that he will exhibit some weakness on the affected side after the paralysis is gone. Rita Xavier becomes a constant companion while he is incapacitated, and she is the one who discovers Peter when he attempts suicide. Peter's attempt to take his life is thwarted, and Rita is credited with saving him. Many of their acquaintances speculate that Peter and Rita Xavier will become permanent companions.

Part 3, Chapter 16 Analysis

The author indicates that while Rita spends considerable time at the hospital with Peter, he has not shown any indication of making his relationship with her permanent. Interestingly enough, this is the last we...

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