The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Part 2, Chapter 1 – Part 2, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

Brian Selznick
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Part 2, Chapter 1 – The scene of the moon drawn on the paper by the automaton Hugo recognizes as a scene from his favorite movie as described by his father. He is convinced that his father has left him a message – but he does not know what it means. Hugo and Isabelle both watch in fascination as the automaton signs a name to the piece of artwork – that of Georges Melies, Isabelle’s godfather. Isabelle knows at once that Hugo has lied to her about the machine belonging to his father. Isabelle now believes that Hugo stole the automaton as well as the notebook. Hugo says the notebook was his father’s, and the automaton wasn’t stolen, but Isabelle does not believe him.

They struggle for the drawing, tearing it in half. Isabelle leaves with her half, saying she is going to...

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