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The Remains of the Day - Day 6, Evening Summary & Analysis

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Day 6, Evening Summary

Stevens sits on a bench at a pier and recalls the meeting with Miss Kenton two days ago. The pair sits for two hours and discusses old times and acquaintances until Stevens summons the nerve to ask Miss Kenton about the intent of her letter. Miss Kenton is happy with her husband and her daughter, who is expecting a child. Stevens mentions that letters from Miss Kenton in the past may have indicated otherwise, but Miss Kenton passes those off as temporary frustrations in the adjustment to marriage.

To Stevens' surprise, Miss Kenton reveals that she has wondered how her life might have been different had she and Stevens shared a life. Stevens is heartbroken at this revelation, and his hopes are dashed as Miss Kenton reveals her intentions to remain with her husband. Stevens and Miss Kenton part with the melancholy of friends who...

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