Sophie's World - Chapter 2: The Top Hat Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2: The Top Hat Summary

Sophie surprises her friend Johanna after they finish classes because Sophie doesn't want to play cards or badminton. This is because Sophie is so intrigued and provoked by the course in Philosophy that she is unexpectedly receiving in the mail addressed to her. Sophie goes to her secret place behind the garden, her "den." There, with only the presence of her cat, Sophie reads a letter that is an introduction to a course on Philosophy. She reads that people have different tastes, but we all want to know where we come from. Where are we going? Is there an intelligence directing the Universe? What happens to us after we die? How should we live our lives? Sophie is confronted with a whole group of questions.

Philosophers keep their sense of wonder, Sophie reads. When a baby sees...

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