While reading The City and the City, the aspect of the book that confused me the most was Breach and the ways in which it controlled the cities. It was unclear to me when Breach intervened and when it did not. On pages 110-111, Borlu explains that the case could not be handed over to Breach because the suspect did not breach. In the beginning of the book I thought even entering the other city for its respective residents was considered breach. However, on page 111, Borlu clarifies that “the only violation Breach punishes [is] the existential disrespect of Ul Qoma’s and Bezel’s boundaries”. This made all the examples of crosshatching and examples in Copula Hall make sense for me. In the passage, Borlu explains how the other crimes committed in the case are not in the hands of Breach but handled by the two governments. The only thing Breach is concerned with is the maintaining control over the division of the two cities. This passage helped me understand what Breach is really responsible for and made other aspects of the case fall into place.