The Grass Is Singing - Study Guide Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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The next morning, Mary awakes at sunrise. In the quiet and glimmering beauty of the moments before dawn, she feels a kind of peace and happiness that she hasn't felt in years, a peace momentarily disrupted by a half-awake question from Dick, but when he goes back to sleep, Mary's happiness returns. She in fact finds herself able to feel a few moments of pity for him, but they soon pass; narration comments that she feels a flicker of terror, "an intimation of that terror which would later engulf her. She knew it: she felt transparent, clairvoyant, containing all things." Narration recounts how she doesn't ever think of Dick again.

As Mary gets out of bed and watches the sunrise, she "clutches on to her last remnants of happiness, her mind as clear as the sky itself." However, even as her happiness deepens...

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