Part 10 Summary and Analysis

The narration ends just as it began—with a conversation. The topic of the conversation is pain. Pain in the narrator’s life and pain in the lives of others. Here the narrator does some soul searching and admits having no purpose in life but to observe the lives of others.

The narrator is hurt and disappointed about being totally wrong about Joe and Violet, that something was missed that caused the wrong conclusion to be drawn about the outcome of their relationship. The narrator jumped to the wrong conclusion about Joe, about Violet, and about what would happen when they met Felice. The narrator predicted that the Dorcas thing would happen all over again.

The narrator sees where the...

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