The Eight - Study Guide Section 22 Summary & Analysis

Katherine Neville
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"The Storm"

The title refers to the literal storm endured by Catherine, Lily and Solarin on their journey to America. The first of two quotes at the beginning of this section is from a work by William Blake, imagining a prophecy about the future violent destiny of America. The second quote is from a Greek philosopher, inspired by a terrible inner storm to feel less alone.

June 1973. Catherine, Solarin, Lily and Carioca board the boat chartered for them by Minnie. Solarin pilots it out to sea as Catherine and Lily collapse from exhaustion and lack of food. They're suddenly awakened by jarring motions of the boat; it's been caught in the storm they were attempting to flee. Lily is too seasick to help, so Catherine secures the pieces of the Service and goes up on deck to help Solarin who, as she arrives, is about...

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