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Waterland - Study Guide Chapter 47 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 47 Summary

"And Adieu"

Tom Crick recounts the speech given by the Headmaster to the school to announce that Crick will be leaving the school. The speech narrative is punctuated by Crick's own commentary - every euphemism employed by the Headmaster is the subject of a rebuttal from Crick as to the real reasons as to his ouster. The speech is disrupted by Price and his fellow classmates, calling out "Fear is here," and followed by "No cuts! Keep Crick!"

Chapter 47 Analysis

This chapter symbolizes the winning over of Price and his modernism by History, in the guise of Crick. There is an undercurrent that suggests that History has a timelessness and an indestructibility, that the Crick position will always triumph of that of the technocrat.

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