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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 27 and 28 Summary

Robert M. Pirsig
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Chapter 27 and 28 Summary

The Narrator continues his exposition of gumption problems. He opens with value rigidity. They eat in Prairie City, and Chris spends some time writing his letter to his mom while the Narrator ponders his dream about the door between him and Chris. Ego traps are next in line for the narrator's remarks, followed by anxiety, boredom, and impatience. They arrive in Dayville and fuel up at a station where they are attended to by the owner of a station across the street from the one they're using. They establish an acquaintance and end up spending some time napping there, during which the Narrator observes the now-returned station attendant and the one who had helped them conversing while rocking away in rocking chairs. He is impressed with their ability to have a quality conversation. They resume their journey, and the Narrator speaks of truth traps. At...

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