The Dharma Bums - Chapter 25 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 25 Summary

In the morning, Ray finds Japhy much revived and returned to his former good spirits. Ray and Japhy split logs for Sean, eat lunch, talk and discuss philosophy. That evening there is a big party at Sean and Christine's house, and three couples, including Japhy and one of his girlfriends, strip naked and wildly dance around while Ray, single, watches. Ray refuses to give in to his lust, and after spending much of the evening with his eyes clamped shut, he returns to his sleeping bag and sleeps alone.

The next day Princess, Alvah and Coughlin visit. Several weeks quickly pass by. During the week, Japhy and Sean work at a construction job while Ray spends his days meditating and occasionally splitting wood. Japhy teases Ray about being lazy. On the weekends, big drunken parties are the norm, and Ray lists a catalogue...

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