The Stone Diaries - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

Chapter 10, Death, consists of a collection of observations about Daisy's life. There are multiple death notices and grave inscriptions offered as possibilities, as well as potential reactions to her death by Daisy's friends and family members. Also included are lists of clubs to which Daisy belonged, addresses at which she lived, her favorite recipes, and grocery lists. There is also a list of Daisy's bridal lingerie, her book collection, and her ailments, listed chronologically since childhood.

Daisy has, as she predicted in the previous chapter, lived for many years after the decline in her health. In her semi-comatose state, she develops the gift of looking forward, spending hour after hour foretelling the possibilities following her death. She foresees that her children, upon finding her personal documents and her remaining possessions, will make certain inferences based on what they find. For example, the remaining...

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