Vineland - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

The College of the Surf is an enclave of hippie activity surrounded by a military base and expensive residential property in Southern California. Originally established as a kind of technical school by the wealthy conservative people who live nearby, the campus is changed irrevocably when some highly potent marijuana is brought in and attitudes begin to change. When a campus protest is met with violence by the authorities, the campus declares itself an independent nation, the People's Republic of Rock and Roll, or PR3

The accidental leader of PR3 is Weed Atman, a tall mathematics teacher. Weed is not especially political, but is associated with a graduate student named Rex Snuvvle, who holds political views on the far left. The day after the campus declares independence, 24fps arrives to document the events.

Weed develops a cult of personality and has several women vying for his attention. He...

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