The Line Becomes a River - Part 3, Section 1, pages 163 – 176 Summary & Analysis

Francisco Cantú
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In the prologue to Part 3, the author contemplates some of the writings and analysis of psychoanalyst Carl Jung – specifically, his consideration of the danger of building walls between the self (or society) and “the other,” as well as the promise of peace and wholeness that can become real if individuals see themselves and their own humanity IN the other. Finally, he describes Jung’s consideration of dreams, and how they represent the true inner life of an individual. More specifically, the author says, Jung referred to how a dream “of a savage bull, or a lion, or a wolf” (165) suggests that a darker side of an individual wants to become known and united with the self, and that the best response is “Please, come and devour me” (165).

The author describes the routine of setting up the coffee shop where he works, and...

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