Sourdough - Chapters 33 – 40 Summary & Analysis

Sloan, Robin
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In Chapter 33, Lois bought some King Arthur starter to compete with her Mazg starter. Lois mixed the starters into a tub, encouraged her starter to win, and observed the battle. Lois smelled scents of “gunpowder” (217) among other smells, and the Mazg starter emerged victorious. The starter looked more invigorated after the battle, so Lois made a successful loaf of the bread.

Chapter 34 describes Lois’s issues with the previous chapter’s events. Lois enjoyed the new prosperity of her starter, but she felt guilty, because Agrippa had taught her how to see the microbes as civilizations. Lois imagined the cells in the King Arthur starter as trillions of lives perishing. Lois became concerned because of the insatiable nature of her starter. Regardless, Lois tried to continue working as much as possible. However, Lois overslept one day, and when she returned to her starter, she...

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