Dept. of Speculation - Chapters 45-46 Summary & Analysis

Jenny Offill
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Summary

Chapter 45

The protagonist still watches her husband sleep like they used to when things were better between the two. The husband slips a paper into the others that she is grading that describes a family moment they shared earlier in the day. He wanted to see if she would notice. Throughout the chapter, she thinks back on different philosophers and their sayings, emphasizing the importance of attention, as well as the way the world changes after getting married.

Chapter 46

The final chapter marks another change in point of view. The main character has reverted back to using the first person view and calling her husband “you.” The chapter is very short and just details the two parents sending their child off to school and then picking her up later in the day.

Analysis

Chapter 45

The protagonist is trying to capture some of the...

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