The End of the Affair - Chapters 5-8 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, Chapter 5: Sarah’s last words to Bendrix, during their affair, were, ‘You needn’t be so scared. Love doesn’t end. Just because we don’t see each other…” (p. 69). She likens their love to the love of God, whom people also love without seeing. That was the period when the V1s started coming over from Germany, and that time marked a change in the war, and in how Londoners felt.

She had said these words after an explosion had nearly killed Bendrix. When Bendrix had gone to check whether the passage is clear to descend to the basement, a V1 lands and the explosion partially buries Bendrix in rubble, in addition to knocking two of his teeth out. When Sarah sees him, she is surprised, and she tells Bendrix she has been praying. To what, he asks her. “To anything that might...

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