The Queue - Part Four, Chapters 1-5: "Document No. 4," "The Way to the Coffee Shop," "The Gate's Announcement," "The Boycott Campaign," "The High Sheikh" Summary & Analysis

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“Document No. 4” is labeled “Patient History,” and analyzes Yehya’s personality. It alludes to “episodes of anxiety and irritability,” including an “irrational belief that he can alter reality” (103). Tarek is frustrated by these qualitative assessments because they are not useful information about Yehya’s medical history or health. He begins to wonder whether he could be described in the same terms as the document describes Yehya, and realizes that his idealism and rigor make him very similar to Yehya. He is unsettled by this thought and hides the file again.

In “The Way to the Coffee Shop,” Ehab and Yehya officially join forces, with the explicit hope not only to save Yehya but to set a precedent for people in a similar situation. Meanwhile...

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