Solaris - Chapter 5, Rheya Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, Rheya Summary

When Kelvin wakes up, he sees Rheya sitting at the foot of his bed, barefoot and wearing a sundress. He thinks that he is dreaming. She looks just as he last saw her, ten years ago—a beautiful, nineteen-year-old girl. Kelvin tries to wake up, but he cannot. Everything seems very real, but it can't be. After all, Rheya has been dead for ten years.

Giving in to what Kelvin supposes is a dream, he kisses Rheya. But as time goes on, he begins to realize that this is not a dream. Rheya doesn't seem to know where she's come from. On her arm, Kelvin sees the hypodermic mark from the needle that she injected herself with ten years ago, to kill herself.

Kelvin still keeps her suicide note in his wallet. He blames himself for her death. When he...

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