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: 24 May, 1946 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Juliet tells Sophie that Mark tried to stop her coming to Guernsey but was ultimately unsuccessful. As the boat pulled away Juliet wondered if Mark was right that she's an idiot for not marrying him. She wonders if she'll be alone forever and go crazy. Juliet says that Guernsey is wonderful and the beauty of the sea makes it easy to pretend that Mark doesn't exist.
The sea does allow Juliet to find freedom from Mark: it's distracting and keeps her from dwelling on him. However, she does still worry about what her life will look like as an independent woman, which shows she understands what she'd give up by refusing.
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