The Sea - Section 2: Part 3 (pp. 136-148) Summary & Analysis

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Section 2: Part 3 (pp. 136-148) Summary

This segment of the book begins with the narrator describing the summer storm that passed in the night, his "outrageous" enjoyment of it, and the fact that he's never seen a storm of similar size or strength. "At last," he writes, "the elements have achieved a pitch of magnificence to match my inner turmoil." He then contemplates his wondering whether such an explosion of energy would herald, or is in fact heralding at the moment, his leaving this earth and moving into the next phase. He describes his belief not in heaven or an afterlife, but in the moment of death, his entire life being given meaning - being "said." He concludes his contemplations with a reference to how Miss Vavasour told him his bed has always been in the house, and with an uneasy wondering about...

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