The Sea - Section 2: Part 5 (pp. 163-182) Summary & Analysis

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Section 2: Part 5 (pp. 163-182) Summary

This section begins with the narrator's in-depth recollection of Rose - a detailed physical description of her sharp-featured physical appearance, her position in the Grace family as a kind of nanny/governess, and the way she was mercilessly taunted by Chloe and Myles. He recounts the circumstances of his surprised discovery that she was in love with Mr. Grace, a discovery gleaned when he overheard Rose confessing her feelings to Mrs. Grace. He recalls that the confession was made as a train was loudly, steamily passing, and wonders, "What are living beings, compared to the enduring intensity of mere things?"

The narrator then describes how he immediately shared his discovery with Chloe, who reacted not with amusement or with spite as he'd hoped, but with a strangely increased sense of obedience to Rose. The narrator writes, however...

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