Zorba the Greek - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

The narrator begins to share some of Zorba's pleasure at eating, and Zorba sets out his idea that there are three types of men: the first turns his food into "fat and manure," others turn it into "work and good humor," and the last into God (67). Zorba counts himself in the second group, while he believes the boss is striving for the holiest tier but doesn't quite qualify. Before the conclusion of their meal, Zorba has taught the value of dance as communication, expressing through movement what words cannot convey. While understanding immediately the value of such expression, the boss is unable to speak the language himself.

In the morning, Zorba relates his great plan, one that will either make them more money than mining lignite ever could or ruin the pair altogether: he proposes to set up an overhead cable to bring timber from the top...

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