The Waves - Section 7 Summary & Analysis

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Section 7 Summary

In this section, the characters are entering middle age and each one finds growing older difficult. Bernard, who always looked to construct the perfect sentence, now realizes his time is up and in an effort to rediscover himself goes to Rome for 10 days. Here he reflects on his intellectual ability and how he did not have the potential he once thought. The monologue centers entirely on him, which must have a lot to do with the break up of his marriage. Susan is walking through the country. She is still happy in her surrounding, but for the first time since school, she wonders if she found happiness too early in life. Jinny is living in the center of London and she is a socialite. As a socialite she is becoming aware of the effect age has on her looks and though she claims she still has the...

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