Veronika Decides to Die - Study Guide Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Paulo Coelho
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In Chapter 3, writing about himself in the third person, the author describes how he heard about Veronika and her "suicide note" from the daughter of Villete's chief physician, also named Veronika. He comments on the second Veronika's musing on the term "asylum" as a place of refuge and on how she was angered not only that the first Veronika was treated in the way she was in a place that was supposed to be safe, but also treated badly by her father. The author then reveals why it was important for him to tell Veronika's story. He too had been imprisoned in an insane asylum and had promised himself two things that he would write about it someday and that he would not do so until his parents who blamed themselves for the suffering he experienced were no longer alive. Writing about Veronika, he comments, would be...

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