Tropic of Cancer - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

On Sunday afternoon Henry leaves the Villa Borghese and walks to the Cronstadts'. He is hungry, as he watches the family eat chicken and refuses when asked to sit down and join them. He departs and wanders aimlessly through Paris with his hunger gnawing away at his guts. In a bookstore window, he reads the pages of a book and admires the author's mind. Continuing on his aimless wanderings, he comes upon a dilapidated part of town, and the scene reminds him of a history book on Paris that he recently read. The afternoon reminds him of the Sunday afternoon when he first met Germaine, a prostitute who befriended him. He admires her as well, because she enjoys her profession and sexuality, as opposed to other prostitutes who become consumed by the life.

Chapter 3 Analysis

Continuing to embark on his reality book, Henry records his mundane daily...

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