Thirteen Ways of Looking - “Thirteen Ways of Looking:” Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Colum McCann
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Summary

The chapter opens with a description of Mendelssohn’s living room as seen by two security cameras from an anonymous third person narrator. It is stated that the homicide detectives would later find the placement of these cameras suspicious, but they soon realized that Mendelssohn’s son, Elliot, installed them so that he could keep an eye on Sally. The police watched the video and saw Sally cleaning and Mendelssohn reading a book. The two left the frame for a while, and Sally eventually returned and started to read. Eventually, the phone rang and Sally answered. The words on the phone made her fall to her knees in sadness. Finally, the narrator compares looking through the footage to the act of a poet looking for particular wording.

Analysis

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