The Joke - Study Guide Part Two: Helena Summary & Analysis

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Helena is planning to go to bed early tonight since she will be away for the next two days, leaving her daughter Zdena alone. She recalls how she fell in love with her husband, Pavel and their past history together as devout members of the Socialist Party. She remembers all the reasons she fell in love and married him, although now he claims that they did not marry for love, but out of Party discipline.

She wants to find something to wear that will flatter her figure best. She works at a radio station and is well aware that her colleagues aren't very happy with her there. They call her a bitch and oftentimes never speak to her, but she doesn't care. Her biggest loyalty is to the Party and she believes she can tell it all of her most intimate thoughts without...

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