Year of wonders
Critically analyze and interpret the ending of the novel. What does it convey thematically? Try to discern its implications for what went before. Note ways in which the novel foreshadowed or pointed to this ending, despite how unexpected it feels. What are the connotations of the choices Brooks made? Study Questions #25 and #26 may give you some lines of inquiry to pursue, but you will have additional ideas of your own.