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Ch.5 How does Bernard feel during and after the service?

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jenny37 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 29, 2010 at 4:29 AM via web

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Ch.5

How does Bernard feel during and after the service?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 29, 2010 at 4:37 AM (Answer #1)

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During and after the Solidarity Service, Bernard feels alienated, isolated and fake.

He does not feel the same kind of excitement that other people seem to feel during the service.  All Bernard can do is fake it during the service.  He dances and yells, he claims that he can hear the "Greater Being" coming even though he can't really.

After the service, he compares how he feels with how Fifi Bradlaugh looks.  She looks as if she is completely satisfied and replenished.  He, on the other hand, just feels isolated from his society.

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