Sophie's World - Chapter 24, the Enlightenment Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 24, the Enlightenment Summary

Hilde is totally involved in the story "Sophie's World." Hilde agrees with the character Alberto that her father is going too far in manipulating Alberto and Sophie. For example, she is appalled by having the dog Hermes saying "Happy Birthday" and similar passages. Hilde's father, the writer, seems interested in Berkeley's idea of a "denial of a material world outside of human consciousness" because that is where "Sophie's World" exists. Hilde looks at the brass mirror, and like Sophie in the story, swears she sees the reflection blink at her with both eyes. Hilde also finds out that her golden crucifix is really missing, the one that Sophie finds. Hilde returns to reading the book, and the point of view returns to that of Sophie and Alberto.

Sophie recovers from the storm and wakes up the next morning. Her...

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