A Single Man - "Their walk home sobers George quite a lot": Pages 165-186. Summary & Analysis

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In the final section of A Single Man, Isherwood narrates the end of George's night with Kenny, as well as George's death. Told from the perspective of a third person omniscient narrator, who occasionally veers into free indirect discourse — speech which, in brief, can be read as occurring either from the narrator or from the characters which he narrates — "Their walk home sobers George quite a lot" is divided into two sections: pages 165-173 narrates the flirtatious between Kenny and George at the Camphor Tree Lane Home; and pages 173-186 narrate George's angry, drunk tirade against Kenny, coupled with his fantasizing of Kenny's body, and eventual death in the middle of the night.

The final section begins with George and Kenny walking back to Camphor Lane following their drunken skinny-dip at the beach. By the...

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