The Idiot - Part 1 Chapters XI-XVI Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Chapters XI-XVI Summary

The servant announces the Prince. As the guests await his arrival, they gossip about his character. Ganja states, though he initially thought the Prince an idiot, he is nothing of the kind, and once you get to know him, he is a thoughtful individual. Some of the guests are put out that the Prince has invited himself to the party. Ferdyshchenko thinks they should make fun of the Prince for being so impudent, suggesting they force him to sing a jovial song. Upon the Prince's entrance Nastassya states her delight in seeing him and shows him to the chair positioned next to her.

The party livens up in the Prince's presence, and Nastassya, always looking to twist things, suggests a game where all the men have to describe their worse ever action. The men all put their names on...

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