The Question and Answer section for The Bet is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The young lawyer must live on the banker's property imprisoned for fifteen years. The fifteen years must be spent without human contact, although the lawyer is allowed to have any items he wishes while imprisoned. At the end of fifteen years, the...
The Lawyer means that when you volunteer for punishment, you are there of your own volition. This is harder than enforced punishment because, if you volunteer, you can also leave.
I'm not sure what you mean.... this entire story revolves around the bet made between two men. A bet which will change the lives of those involved, and a bet kept in order to prove a point.