Chapters 27-30 Summary

Helen and Leonard are still at a hotel in Oniton, with Jacky asleep in the bedroom. Helen begins a discussion of the two different classes of people as she sees it. One group, of which she assumes Henry Wilcox is a member, has no consciousness of “I.” By this, she is not referring to individuals who are selfless but rather to those who have no sense of personal responsibility in anything they do or in anything that is happening in the world around them. In contrast, she and Leonard, Helen says, are well aware of the “I” that makes up the central part of their thoughts. They belong to other group.

Leonard is somewhat confused in this discussion. He is also distracted by more mundane thoughts, such as whether Mr....

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