Surfacing - Chapters 25-27 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 25: The narrator awakens to the sound of a motor on a powerboat. She thinks the people on the boat will not recognize her human form because they are unable to discern her spiritual form. She runs away from them like an animal and waits for a long time until the men leave.She feels she should not touch anything metal. She sees a figure she hopes is her father’s spirit urging her to grow with life, but instead it looks like death. She realizes that what she thought she saw near her father’s footprints by the garden gate were simply her own footprints.

Chapter 26: The narrator sleeps again, and she dreams she is alone on the island, her parents gone. She thinks of David and Anna, people with whom she ate and fished and lived for the last several months, as people...

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