The Waves - Study Guide Section 3 Summary & Analysis

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The sun has now fully risen and it is mid to early morning. Everything is awake and alive. The section begins with Bernard. He talks of observing people and trying to understand who they are, whilst giving the impression it is himself he is trying to understand. Part of the problem is he is in love and he talks about writing a love letter to a girl. Unfortunately, Bernard is full of self-doubt and he finally has to put the letter aside to write the next morning.

Neville continues on a similar thread and like Bernard, he shows an interest in writing. However, he does not possess the same self-doubt and his monologue describes his surroundings by the riverside with a genuine appreciation of beauty. Towards the end of his monologue, he notices Bernard approaching. Their two monologues both intertwine, showing respect for each other's ability as...

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