The Prestige - Section 2: Part 2, Chapters 1-11 Summary & Analysis

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Section 2: Part 2, Chapters 1-11 Summary

Alfred Borden becomes the narrator as his book takes the main focus in "The Prestige". In this, Alfred writes about his childhood and becoming a master illusionist. He states his memoir is not to be an autobiography of himself but of one of his secrets. He says an illusionist will show you his hands, front and back, proving they are empty, but if audiences did not wish to be fooled, then there would be no need for a man to show his hands were empty. Alfred writes a story of a Chinese magician, Ching Ling Foo, who he watched perform nightly. Ching Ling Foo's climax was producing a large bowl of water with goldfish from nowhere. He tells of meeting the man. Alfred explains that the real performance was the man's slow and shuffling walk because he...

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