The Day of the Triffids - Chapters 15, 16 and 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 15, 16 and 17 Summary

"World Narrowing"

The narration of this chapter covers several years, time in which William tries to teach himself to farm, Josella has a baby (David), excursions into London reveal how drastically the city is physically decaying, and the number of triffids lurking around the farm increases. One day about six years after arriving at Shirning, and as they're searching out supplies, William and Josella discuss how their children and grandchildren must be trained to both farm and fight, and how their descendants are to be taught about the past (see "Quotes," p. 172). This leads William into a discussion of his theory that the satellite technology of earlier years (see Chapter 2) was connected to biological warfare, that an explosion of one of the satellites, deliberate or accidental, was the "comet's tail" (see Chapter 1), and that related to the emergence of the triffids...

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