Tropic of Cancer - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

Henry returns to Paris with money that Collins had given him. He seeks out a room to rent, but before he finds one to his liking, a downpour starts. A woman approaches him and asks for help. Henry thinks that she is a little crazy. Nevertheless, he gives her fifty francs and feels like a saint about it. He stops into a bar and dances with an attractive woman whose mother is dying. The woman takes Henry to her home and makes love to him for one hundred francs. She leaves him alone with her money in the bedroom, and when Henry cannot locate her, he takes the money back.

Chapter 11 Analysis

When Henry compares Paris with a whore, he writes about feeling tricked. The strange woman who stops him in the street is not a whore and she does not try to trick him. As a...

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