The White Castle - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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The two look-alikes are working on a larger clock when Hoja learns that Sadik Pasha has returned from Erzurum to Istanbul to take a higher office. At the first opportunity Hoja shows him their clock and their model of the cosmos. The pasha asks Hoja if his look-alike had taught him these things, and to the reader's and the pasha's surprise, Hoja responds, “'Who?'” (37) Hoja dismisses his mirror-image as “a well read fool” (37), then proceeds to take all the credit for the inventions, even though the pasha doesn't believe him and abruptly drops the conversation. At the dinner Hoja attends at the pasha's mansion, it becomes clear that most of the elite are perplexed by the “twins" (37) who they cannot tell apart.

After dinner, the pasha listens again to Hoja's presentation of the inventions, but finds it incomprehensible and full of “mixed-up information...

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