The Sea - Section 2: Part 4 (pp. 148-163) Summary & Analysis

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Section 2: Part 4 (pp. 148-163) Summary

The narrator's narrative attention then returns to life in The Cedars, to his uncomfortable, abortive attempts at friendship with Colonel Blunden, and his uneasy relationship with a physically and emotionally expansive guest of Miss Vavasour's - Bun, whose earnest sympathy reminds him uncomfortably of all the well-meaning but cloying sympathy he experienced after Anna's death. A rapidly intensifying argument between Bun and Miss Vavasour leads the narrator to realize they are, on some level, arguing over him - specifically, it seems, over who is to have more influence over him. This leads the narrator to reflect that he, born into lower class circumstances and raised in a deeply uncomfortable life, always sought to better himself - through association with the Graces, then with Anna and her money (in reality her father's money) and now through Bun, who...

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