Tristram Shandy Book 6, Chapters 33-40 Summary

Laurence Sterne

Book 6, Chapters 33-40 Summary

The narrator discusses his style of writing. He first admits that his storytelling technique is quite different from other novels, requiring that he often must slip into the past of the story and then into the future of it to keep things tight and straight. With this in mind, he declares that he must begin this specific chapter "over again."

When the narrator starts over with the chapter, he discusses a completely different topic, that of the difference of opinion between Toby and Trim in how to conduct a battle.

Trim wants to return to the action of the war by demolishing the village they have so painstakingly constructed. He wants to begin by creating a breach in the ramparts, the main fortification of the...

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