Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Robert M. Pirsig
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Chapter 11 Summary

The narrator awakes invigorated by the mountain air. They plan to go south through Yellowstone Park, using the Red Lodge route to get to Bozeman. The Narrator shares that Phaedrus was very familiar with this road, having used it to access backpacking areas in the Absaroka Range. The Narrator then presents the independent nature of Phaedrus' thoughts and his way of drifting while exploring lateral truth. He speaks of Phaedrus army career, which took him to Korea and of a vivid memory involving a wall shining across a misty harbor that was somehow symbolic of a turning point. Phaedrus' letters from Korea indicated an explosion of enthusiasm for noting descriptive details. Another memory from the period involved a nod- yes answer-no confusion stemming from a session he had with some Koreans. Still another memory dealt with the empty compartment of the troop ship where he had read...

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