Thirteen Ways of Looking - “Thirteen Ways of Looking:” Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

Colum McCann
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Summary

This chapter takes place after Mendelssohn has left the restaurant and is walking home. Mendelssohn found it odd that Dandinho did not wrap his leftovers properly. He thinks to himself that he should probably call a cab or ask Sally to pick him up, but he decides against it. Mendelssohn realizes that the snow is so bad that his visibility is very impaired. Behind him, someone says Elliot’s name, Mendelssohn turns around and does not see the source. Eventually the speaker becomes visible, he is wearing a hat and has a snarl on his face. Mendelssohn initially thinks the man is Tony, but eventually realizes that this is not the case. The man then punches Mendelssohn.

Analysis

The author’s purpose of this chapter is to show the scene of a murder from another angle. Through this, readers learn...

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