Broken River - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

Lennon, J. Robert
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The narrative focus shifts to the Observer in chapter twelve. It has become more self-aware. For twelve years it merely observed, not noticing its purpose or the passage of time. Recently, the Observer has begun making judgements. It has become interested in the complexities of human interactions.

With its new awareness has come questions about its origins and mortality or immortality. The more the Observer becomes conscious of itself the greater it knows its powers to be. It remains uninterested in these powers and the more powerful people they would allow the Observer to watch. The limitedness of humanity leads the Observer to be interested in only the limited group of humans it has been following thus far.

Although the Observer is not certain, it believes that its existence will outlive these humans. It suspects that the interactions between them will repeat in other...

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