Player Piano - Chapters 34 - 35 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 34 - 35 Summary

The revolution has failed in Pittsburgh, Seattle, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Chicago, Birmingham, Boston, and New York—everywhere except for Ilium, Salt Lake City, and Oakland. The attack on EPICAC has failed. Lasher does not seem upset, though. The leaders have resigned themselves to the unexpected viciousness of the people, who have destroyed machinery throughout Ilium. A helicopter flies overhead, asking for Ilium to give up Finnerty, Paul, Lasher, and von Neumann. The government announcement says that Salt Lake and Oakland have been taken back. Paul and Finnerty remember their happy, untroubled days as young engineers, so involved in their work that they didn't see the social consequences. They ask Lasher what happened to the original Ghost Shirts and the Ghost Dance religion. Lasher reveals that they were defeated by the white men, and he never expected the revolution to be...

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