The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by

Ann Shaffer

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: Part 2: 23 Aug, 1946 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Juliet sends Sidney a scathing letter, berating him for sending Billee Bee to collect the letters. Billee Bee said that Sidney requested the originals, and Isola would only agree to such a thing because Sidney asked. Juliet says that everyone likes Billee Bee; she's an enthusiastic guest and enjoys the Society meetings. Last night, Augustus Sarre spoke about The Canterbury Tales. Augustus didn't find the book charming at all and thought Chaucer should be ashamed of himself for writing it. The Society discussed original sin and predestination, and even Remy spoke: she said that if there's predestination, than God is the devil.
For Remy, there's only so much comfort that the stories told about religion can provide, as what she experienced was too horrific to truly make sense of. This shows how people can pick and choose what works for them out of stories in order to make their world make the most sense. This also allows them to choose the most comforting reading and in doing so, find some peace.
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