The Question and Answer section for The Bet is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I think this is an opinion question. The lawyer in The Bet seemed to gain from his isolation by reading books. I personally would like to get it over quickly and be spared the misery.
What is the answer to part A?
During his imprisonment, the prisoner uses books as a means of coping without human interaction. He finds solace in knowledge, and, more generally, in learning. The story can thus be read as something of a self-aware work of literature: it...