The Joke - Part Four: Jaroslav Summary & Analysis

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Part Four: Jaroslav Summary

Jaroslav is daydreaming about the Ride of the Kings and his time as a King. When he comes back to reality, he is lying on modern furniture of lacquered wood, which he hates. Jaroslav is upset that Jahn has come back into town and not only not come to see Jaroslav, but avoided him when their eyes met across town a few days ago. It distresses Jaroslav that he might be trying to block out his past rather than embracing it like Jaroslav does.

Jaroslav has tried to demonstrate and illustrate the importance of the Ride of the Kings to his son, Vladimir, but it seems that all of it is lost on him. He tries to tell him how important the folk songs and history are, but Vladimir essentially ignores him.

At one time, Jaroslav and Jahn were very close, bonded by...

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