The House of God - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

Samuel Shem
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Chapter 17 Summary

All the interns are breaking. Eat My Dust Eddie's wife has a baby and would only talk about gomers in terms of how he can hurt them on any given day. Eddy finally mentally goes psychotic and is sent to "have a rest" making it harder for the other interns around him.

Roy breaks up with Molly, who is seeing someone else. Roy admits to becoming too cynical. Hooper gets real thin, running around and not eating, trying to get the Black Crow Award. Things are getting rough for the remaining two interns on the ward and they are getting in trouble for the things they've been doing. The Fats tells them not to do anything else or it will reflect badly on him.

Potts meets up with Roy at two a.m. and tells him that the Yellow Man has finally died...

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