The Long Way - Chapter 19 and 20 Summary & Analysis

Bernard Moitessier
This Study Guide consists of approximately 32 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Long Way.
This section contains 484 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Long Way Study Guide

Chapter 19 and 20 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 19—The Turning Point

Bernard wakes up and decides again to sail past the Cape of Good Hope and end up at Tahiti. At least there he can re-outfit his boat with supplies, contact his family, and check his physical health. Bernard needs civilization, but resents it, calling it "the Monster." He knows he benefits from his steel-hulled boat and technology, but he fears being surrounded and taken over by the Monster. Bernard lets the weather decide for him. Since the weather is good and the wind blows towards the east, he continues to go east.

Bernard imagines that a small seagull comes to perch on his knee and speak to him. The seagull is not real, but the Fairy Tern that guides sailors out to the sea. The problem is that people do not want to listen...

(read more from the Chapter 19 and 20 Summary)

This section contains 484 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Long Way Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Long Way from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook