The Great Divorce - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

The solid people approach the ghosts, and the narrator moves aside under the pretext of exploring. It's difficult for him to walk over the prickly solid grass. He envies the bird that flies in front of him because it belongs to this country and is comfortable in its environment. Then he encounters the ghost that he calls the Big Man.

The Big Man recognizes one of the solid people. This solid person has such a jocund face it makes the narrator want to dance. The Big Man can't believe he recognizes this man, but even more, he can't believe this solid person is here because he thinks the solid person has murdered a man named Jack. The solid person assures The Big Man that Jack is here and they will get to see him soon. The solid person admits to having killed Jack...

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