When Nietzsche Wept - Chapters 21 and 22 Summary & Analysis

Irvin D. Yalom
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Chapters 21 and 22 Summary

Breuer sets his pigeons free and recollects saying good-bye to his wife and children. He has decided that he must start his life over and consciously make his choices. Mathilde is enraged when he tells her that he is leaving her and the children. He tries to explain to her that he has to be free, and she asks him whether she has ever had the freedom to make such choices. She reminds him that he made promises to her and the children when he married her. But he still leaves.

Breuer goes to visit Max. Max is sad to see him go. He says that Breuer is his best friend, and that his life won't be the same without him. Then Breuer goes to visit Bertha at a hospital in Switzerland. He observes her from a distance as she walks...

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