All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

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All the Light We Cannot See Three (June 1940): Mandatory Surrender Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Marie-Laure’s father has just learned that the people of Saint-Malo must surrender their radios immediately—anyone who refuses will be arrested. Marie-Laure wonders what will happen to Etienne’s radios. Etienne doesn’t open his door to talk to Marie-Laure.
In crisis, Etienne seems to be becoming more “crazy” and irrational—he locks himself up in his room, indulging in his agoraphobia, and refuses to talk, even to the people he loves, such as Marie-Laure.
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