Sometimes a Great Notion - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

The prologue for this final chapter is a lengthy one, telling (in first person past from the point of view of a psychiatrist) the story of a man named Siggs who was a patient in a mental hospital, got treatment, was released, and who encountered the psychiatrist much later by chance. Siggs tells the psychiatrist he's made peace with himself and with other people, and it's tine to make peace with the "other." He doesn't define what the "other" is, and the psychiatrist leaves the conversation wondering if Siggs is saner or crazier than before. The psychiatrist says "I decided he was."

The action of this chapter takes place on Thanksgiving Day, and begins with the people of the town, including Biggie Newton, Les Gibbons, Viv, and Evenwrite all recovering from the events of the night before. For her part, Jenny is fortune...

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