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The Time Traveler's Wife - Book 3, Chapter 1, (A Treatise on Longing) Summary & Analysis

Audrey Niffenegger
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Book 3, Chapter 1, (A Treatise on Longing) Summary

Saturday, October 27 1984/ Monday January 1 2007 Henry = 43: Clare = 35

Henry has returned to the meadow of Meadowlark, a time past, and ultimately experiences the death he has predicted coming. He then returns to present time and the party. Clare goes to him and holds him as he passes away. The party guests are motionless and dumbfounded.

Book 3, Chapter 1, (A Treatise on Longing) Analysis

Niffenegger allows the reader to experience both Clare and Alba's distress at seeing Henry in this situation. The passing of Henry is dramatic and emotional especially with all of his friends and family present. It is cleverly written, with the prelude to his death being near the beginning of the story and slowly unfolding as one nears the end.

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