The Loser - Section 14: p. 160-170 Summary & Analysis

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Section 14: p. 160-170 Summary

Wertheimer treats his sister badly; he dictates what clothes she can wear, what company she can keep and where she can go. He forces her to play music to him in the middle of the night in his unheated room, even when she is sick. He even criticizes her playing under such circumstances. Wertheimer speaks of solitude, but he is unable to actually be alone. He controls where and how long his sister takes walks. As children, the Wertheimers are fun-loving, but they become quiet after a Nazi administration lodges in Traich. Wertheimer refuses to allow his sister to go to church after she converts to Catholicism, but she sneaks to evening mass secretly. Franz wonders if Wertheimer's sister will sell the hunting-lodge at Traich. The narrator reassures him that it is unlikely, though he secretly believes that she...

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