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The Dharma Bums Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 33 Summary

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Chapter 33 Summary

Ray spends time exhilarating in the natural beauty and raw spectacle of Desolation Peak. He meditates and has further insight into the nature of reality. He comes to the heady realization that he is truly alone, and nobody is around to criticize him or tell him what to do. Further wind clears away lower cloud cover, and he is able to see down into valleys far away. He spends time on the peak and feels happier than he has since he was a child. When he gets bored, he cheers himself by smoking hand-rolled cigarettes. He spends days in uncomfortable heat, with insect clouds and with pure beauty. He sees many deer and other wildlife, and the sunsets are unbelievable beautiful. While meditating, he remembers that he is empowered to remind people that they are free, and he immediately reminds himself.

Ray also constantly scans the horizon...

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