Zero K - Part II, Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

The final chapter is also the shortest chapter in the novel. Jeffrey looks up to see the sun aligning itself with the Manhattan street grid. This is something that Jeffrey had heard about but never seen. He notices a boy making noises and looking up at the sky as well. Jeffrey reminisces about his father stating that everybody wants to own the end of the world. Jeffrey sits and thinks “I didn’t need heaven’s light. I had the boy’s cries of wonder” (274).

Analysis

For Jeffrey, the sun seems to represent the thing that those involved with the Convergence are preparing for. The end of the world. Jeffrey does acknowledge that this light may not signal the end of the world, but it could. The author alludes to something very interesting with the last line regarding heaven’s light and...

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