All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

by

Anthony Doerr

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All the Light We Cannot See: 12. Paper Airplane Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
After her day in Paris with Marie-Laure, Jutta returns to her hotel, accompanied by Max. Max has had a wonderful day at the Natural History Museum, and finds the skeletons of dinosaurs very exciting. Jutta, now very tired, places a call to her husband.
Doerr gives us the briefest of glimpses into the everyday lives of his characters years later. Here we also return to the contents of the Natural History Museum—a reminder of how arbitrary our system of values can be. For example, the only thing that makes a diamond more valuable than a dinosaur skeleton is a matter of perspective.
Themes
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Science and “Ways of Seeing” Theme Icon