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The Underground Man Chapter Summary & Analysis - From His Grace's Journal to Mr. Walker's Account Summary

Mick Jackson
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From His Grace's Journal to Mr. Walker's Account Summary

These sections correspond to the final month of the Duke's life. The Duke shows signs of increasing madness culminating in his death.

On February 3, the Duke contemplates the phrenology chart Reverend Mellor gave him. According to the chart, the mind is compartmentalized into rooms occupied by little homunculi who are responsible for various personality traits such as Secretiveness, Combativeness and Benevolence. The Duke imagines that the homunculi become animated and start tearing down the walls dividing the mind into the compartments in which each homunculus lives. The homunculi begin to attack each other and anarchy results.

Three weeks later, the Duke shaves his head and his beard. He likens himself to the Fowler head. He remarks that he is "an amalgamation of all the maps of man." (241)

On February 25, the Duke locks himself...

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