The Forgetting Time - The Forgetting Time Chapters 25-26 Summary & Analysis

Sharon Guskin
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Dr. Anderson grows frustrated with the pattern of American cases, where people find it so difficult to believe that a life existed before the one they are currently living in. As he grapples with this, he sees a newspaper article about Tommy’s Little League team, which happens to be named “The Nationals.”

Usually, Guskin designates a chapter's narration to a single character, yet in Chapter 25, she gives the reader the first instance of a character perspective switch mid-chapter, as the narration is taken over by Janie in the middle of the chapter. Janie searches for her son frantically, calling out the name, “Noah” at first, and then trying “Tommy,” as she runs into the field behind the Crawford house. She thinks to herself, “How could she help her boy when she herself was lost?” (236) While searching for her son...

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