Solaris - Chapter 12, The Dreams Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12, The Dreams Summary

Sartorius broadcasts the X-rays carrying maps of Kelvin's brain into Solaris's ocean for days. Kelvin reports that the experiment brings no results. On the other hand, he describes vivid and indescribably dreams. In these dreams, Kelvin is joined with some amorphous environment or entity. Objects appear and recede. He is overcome with waves of feeling. He creates and yet is alone. He is infinite and yet is destroyed. These dreams are impossible to communicate.

The days pass. Kelvin and Rheya live quietly, but there is tension between them. Kelvin doesn't see Sartorius and only communicates with Snow through notes. Over two weeks after the experiment, a fog rises over the ocean, accompanied by tendrils of foam. Then, the ocean begins to glow. However, this unusual eruption of activity seems to lead nowhere. For another two weeks, nothing happens.

Snow...

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