The Reader Part 1, Chapters 13-15 Summary

Bernhard Schlink

Part 1, Chapters 13-15 Summary

That summer, Michael is moved from tenth to eleventh grade, and since there are not enough students being promoted, his class is disbanded and integrated into the other three classes. Previously, Michael had been in a class with only boys, but now he is in a class with girls, and his new seat is next to a girl named Sophie. Michael feels very confident at the start of the school year; in the past, small setbacks shook his self-confidence and he convinced himself that he was worthless. But now, he feels at ease. While the class translates Homer’s The Odyssey which Michael loves, he thinks of the character Nausicaa and wonders if he should imagine her as Hanna or as Sophie.

Michael describes that summer as the...

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