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Chapter 14 - 18 Summary

Chapter 14: (p. 171) Additional Explanatory Information. I.

Chapter 14 is an appendix with additional information. It explains the generation gap between humans and how divisive it is. It also explains the effects of unusually short lifespans. The author argues that short lives create a historical anxiety in humans where young people think they will live forever but eventually face the reality of their quickly coming death. The Shikastans are tragic because of their short lives - they can't enjoy the complexities of extremely long life.

Chapter 15: (p. 174) Johor Reports

Johor spends this chapter discussing a few characters and focusing on two in particular, a woman named Lynda Coleridge and her lover. The tale describes the environments in which they were reared, how they met and detailed a few of their psychological traits. The point of it though is to describe how Lynda is...

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