The Great Divorce - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 Summary

The narrator claims to have never seen anything more awful than Frank's struggle against joy. The Tragedian accuses Sarah of not wanting them and of driving them back to Hell. Sarah explains that no one would drive them back, but that everything here bids them to stay. But even as she speaks, Frank is growing smaller. The Tragedian berates her, and she begs Frank to make the Tragedian stop.

The Tragedian goes on and on, pointing out all of her supposed flaws as the dwarf ghost shrinks until he's no bigger than a kitten. She explains that she asked him to get the Tragedian to stop not because he was hurting her feelings but because acting does no good here. The Tragedian is killing the dwarf. He is now so small that he's indistinguishable from the chain. She tells him to stop using other people's pity in...

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