The Great Divorce - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

The bus lands and everyone jumps out. The narrator alone remains in the bus until he hears a lark singing. He gets out and finds himself in a summer morning, a minute or two before sunrise. The space feels very larger to him, larger than any space he experienced on earth.

He looks at his fellow passengers and gasps when he sees that in the bright light they look transparent, like ghosts. He also notices that the grass does not bend beneath their feet, and the dewdrops seem undisturbed by the ghostly figures. The narrator tries to pick a daisy but finds that he doesn't have the strength to bend or twist the stalk. He tries to lift a leaf, but it is heavier than a sack of coal. The narrator also discovers that he, too, is a phantom.

One of the ghosts...

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