The Dharma Bums - Study Guide Chapter 24 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 24 Summary

Japhy is living in a shack behind the house of two friends, Sean Monahan and Christine Jones. Ray arrives and meets Christine, who tells him Japhy and Sean are working at a construction job. Ray cooks dinner and waits for Japhy's return. They eat dinner, and then Japhy tells Ray about the Cascade Mountains and about several of his experiences there. Ray finds Japhy somewhat jaded and cynical and feels that the past few months have not been a positive time for Japhy. Ray sleeps outside of the shack, preferring to camp out in nature.

Chapter 24 Analysis

Ray meets Christine and Sean in March. He will continue to live in the shack on their property until mid-June, and Japhy will live in the shack until mid-May. Ray's reception by Japhy is somewhat estranged. Japhy seems, to Ray, to be disillusioned with a Buddhist way of life. After...

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