A Canticle for Leibowitz Summary and Analysis: Part 3 (Fiat Voluntas Tua), Chapter 24

Walter M. Miller Jr.

Summary and Analysis: Part 3 (Fiat Voluntas Tua), Chapter 24

New Characters
Defense Minister: the minister of defense for the government

Dom Jethrah Zerchi: the head of the abbey of the order of Saint Leibowitz

Brother Patrick: a monk and aide to Dom Jethrah Zerchi

Mrs. Grales: a two-headed woman who sells tomatoes to the abbey

Brother Joshua: a former astronaut and monk at the abbey

Summary
The readers learn that in 3781, spaceships exist again. However, mankind has the same problems it always has. After a short medley of scattered sentences discussing time and life and death, the last Canticle of Leibowitz is presented. The Canticle’s text is “Lucifer is fallen. Lucifer is fallen. Lucifer is...

(The entire section is 1137 words.)