The Great Divorce - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

One of the most painful meetings encountered by the narrator and his guide is one between a woman's ghost and a Bright Person who had been her brother on earth. The Bright Person hopes that she will be glad to see him, though he assumes she would have rather had someone else to greet her. The woman says she did hope that Michael would come to see her. The Bright Person explains that Michael is here, far up in the mountains but that he wouldn't be able to see or hear her at the present, that she would be totally invisible to him and she needs to be built up first.

The narrator learns that Michael is the ghost's son. The ghost, whose name is Pam, snaps at her brother for perceived insults and grows very impatient when she is told that she...

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