The Queue - Part Five, Chapters 5-8: "Ines," "The Visit," "The Newspaper," "The Lesson" Summary & Analysis

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In “Ines,” Shalaby finds a newspaper article he thinks will finally prove Ines wrong in her assertion that his cousin Mahfouz was not a martyr and a hero. He hands out leaflets to everyone he can find, including Yehya, who has returned from Amani’s office blissful and hopeful now that she will see him. The article claims that the Disgraceful Events and all of the gunfire were masterminded by a foreign national, and Shalaby feels confident that this proves his cousin’s innocence and heroism. He watches Ines carefully, hoping she will realize her error, but she does not seem to react. Ines, however, is quietly panicking, certain that now that Shalaby has been proved right she will be arrested for her part in the recorded conversation. Nagy and Yehya briefly consider whether...

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