Written on the Body - Pages 54-87 Summary & Analysis

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Afterward, the narrator goes to Jacqueline and tells her the truth. Jacqueline locks the narrator out of their shared apartment. The narrator wanders the streets for a while, thinking again of some past love affairs. The narrator remembers watching people through windows with one lover and how it was unsatisfying to do alone. Eventually the narrator goes to Louise. They talk about Elgin and Louise tells the narrator how Elgin's mother died of cancer, leading him to choose cancer research when he finished medical school. Louise talks about how Elgin is bad with people and would probably be unable to practice traditional medicine due to his poor bedside manner. The narrator wonders why Louise is still with Elgin and realizes she has a deep affection for her husband despite his quirks. The next day, the narrator returns to the apartment shared with Jacqueline and discovers...

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