The Sense of an Ending - Chapter One: Adrian's Suicide and the Current State of Things Summary & Analysis

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The day that Tony returned from his United States he was greeted with a letter from Alex informing him that Adrian had committed suicide. The two of them met to discuss the suicide, as always focusing on its philosophical merit. The two view suicide in general as having potential to be logical, heroic or glamorous, none of which describe Adrian's suicide. In his publicized suicide note Adrian said that life is a gift that is given without asking and so the individual has the right to reject it, and if he wants to he must act on it. Alex and Tony discussed his method, finding it acceptably Roman. They read that the coroner had labeled him mentally disturbed, which angers Tony, because it isn't possible for Adrian's mind to have been disturbed. Tony reflects on...

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