Anywhere but Here - Part Nine: Adele Summary & Analysis

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Part Nine: Adele Summary

Chapter 17, The Course of Miracles is the only way to live, from Adele's point of view. With Ann grown, Adele settles into a somewhat peaceful middle age. She still has her beautifully decorated rented cottage. One summer she rents a house at the beach for Ann and her friends, and watches happily as Ann dances on the beach. Adele thinks that she must not have been such a bad mother, because look how well her daughter turned out.

Part Nine: Adele Analysis

The final chapter presents Adele's distorted view of the world. She is in denial about Ann's dysfunctional childhood. In particular, instead of giving Ann credit for rising above very difficult circumstances, Adele claims that Ann's childhood could not have been that bad, since Ann turned out so well. This argument lacks logic. Some of Adele's memories are...

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