The Man Without Qualities II: The Like of It Now Happens - Chapter 2, Chapters 76 - 79 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2, Chapters 76 - 79 Summary

Chapter 76: Here comes Count Leinsdorf. This man is one of Diotima's best friends; they interact a great deal and have plenty of social intercourse. The Count is also rightly called His Highness. Diotima did have a few complaints regarding the Count's interests and she had only the Prussian Arnheim in whom to confide. The Prussian explained to her fairly well what was actually going on. The Count is a land-owner and some of his hobbies and other traits are a direct consequence of those actions. The Count preferred rifle clubs and co-op dairy farms over many other things. Arnheim simply showed Diotima how much these were customary side-effects of his land-owning. Chapter 77: For some reason during this chapter Robert Musil presents a charming but unrealistic idea to readers. He suggests that the ancient Grecian philosopher Plato could turn up to a newspaper, and...

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