Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

Robert M. Pirsig
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Chapter 15 Summary

They enjoy two days at the DeWeese's with John and Sylvia, and then John and a worried Sylvia leave to return home. Her worry reinforces the idea that the Narrator is evincing some signs of being in the midst of an internal struggle. She worries because of that and about the fact that the Narrator is traveling with his young son and may not be in a state of mind to properly care for him. The Narrator takes his cycle for repairs and spends some related downtime walking around town. He ends up at the school, with Phaedrus memories dominating. The Narrator shares that Phaedrus experienced discomfort with the routine of teaching rhetoric. They enter the very building where Phaedrus taught. It is deserted, and Chris wants to leave. The Narrator sends him outside to wait for him, and then visits the classroom where he used to...

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