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Waterland - Study Guide Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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"The End of History"

Crick takes us forward to the present of 1980, addressing his History class at the school where he teaches. He has been told by the Headmaster that the school is cutting back on history, and his position will be no more. Crick also mentions for the first time the theft of a baby perpetrated by his wife Mary at a local food store and the impact that act may have had upon his tenure as a teacher.

Crick then sets out the words of his classroom student foil, Price, who is a debunker of the role of history and any power that History might have to effectively communicate anything of value to the modern world. Price states that in fact history must at some point end - Crick responds by commencing to tell another story that is a history, namely his own...

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