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Jane - Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Maggie Nelson
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Summary

The female character from "The Light of the Mind" returns, and having finished with her letter, she leaves the bakery. She takes a pebble and presses it to her head, trying to dull her ache until the pebble sticks like a third eye. She feels the need of the pebble as she moves through a world that she can no longer see, but through which a last trickle of light is still dribbling through. She wonders about the sun, and how it is feebly trying to penetrate the mist, and how it is dull and pale instead of burning like a fire.

Analysis

Her journey over, the Nelson surrogate returns to the ethereal world, leaving the bakery where she had sat down to compose her letter. The hole in her head is no longer there, but a dull ache still exists. In a sense...

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