Darkness at Noon Summary and Analysis: Part 3—The Third Hearing—Chapter 3

Arthur Koestler

Summary and Analysis: Part 3—The Third Hearing—Chapter 3

Summary
Rubashov waits two days after turning in his statement to be taken to Ivanov. During this time, he thinks about the impact of his statement within the Party and imagines that it will cause a great deal of agony for the Party officials. He believes that the theories set forth in his statement are extremely heretical to the Party's philosophy and will therefore astound and bewilder those officials. He considers the demise of the Party's old guard and the grotesque nature of the debates over so-called "'revolutionary philosophy,;" which were only used to secure No. 1's hold on power. With his toothache gone, he wishes that he were able to develop his theory by pursuing studies in a library and...

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