Zorba the Greek - Study Guide Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

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The Easter celebration continues, as the narrator joins the paschal dance after seeing to Dame Hortense. The party stops abruptly when Androulio the verger reports that the widow has entered the church. The villagers blame her for the death of Pavli, Mavrandoni's son, and the constable Manolakas leads a mob to the church to bring the widow to justice. Before she knows what's happening, the widow is surrounded as she emerges from the church, and Mavrandoni himself bars the way back to sanctuary of the cathedral. The mob throws stones at the woman and some of the men show knives, but Mavrandoni claims the right to pronounce judgment. He tells Manolakas to kill the widow. The narrator tries to intervene, but trips on a rock and is pushed away from the action.

Luckily, Zorba arrives and fights Manolakas to prevent him from carrying out the death sentence...

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