Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Study Guide Chapter 19 and 20 Summary & Analysis

Robert M. Pirsig
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The Narrator dreams of a white painted room with a glass door with him on one side and his family on the other. Family faces reveal varying levels of distress. Chris beckons him to open the door, but the Narrator turns away instead. It is a recurrent and disturbing dream. When he awakes, he hears from Chris that they had been talking until almost three in the morning. This perplexes him, and he begins to wonder if Chris is dreaming or if he is starting to lose his mind to the ghost of Phaedrus. They resume the hike before breakfasting as the Narrator had neglected to plan for a water source. He rejoins the discussion of Phaedrus and Quality, the metaphysical stage. This involved Phaedrus surrendering to the egoistic impulse to continue trying to solve the dilemma of whether Quality existed in things or was...

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