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The Zoo Story Chapter Summary & Analysis - Pages 45-62 Summary

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Peter is dumbfounded, confused and furious for listening to such a crazy story for so long. He does not understand what Jerry is saying and wants to hear no more of it. Jerry quickly throws Peter's frustration back at him, claiming that he spoke slowly so that Peter would understand. However, then again, Peter would not understand Jerry because Peter is married and lives in another comfortable world, and could not possibly understand anything from a man who lives in a rooming house on the West Side.

Peter tells Jerry that he must be getting home, to his family and his parakeets. Jerry sits next to him on the bench, sitting down for the first time in the play. He begins to tickle Peter mercilessly, as he tries to leave. Peter bursts into hysterics, trying to get away from the tickling. As he subsides, Jerry...

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