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Chapter 12

Protagonists: Marie-Laure LeBlanc/ Werner
Phennig

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Antagonists: Germans

Time: 1974

Setting: Paris, France/ Saint-Malo, France

Summary: In 1974, Volkheimer receives all
of Werner’s belonging including the wooden model from an organization. He
visits Jutta and delivers the items to her. Jutta travels to Saint-Malo with
her son Max in the memory of Werner. A local man recognized model house and
gives the address of the girl you used to live there.

Jutta goes to Paris. Marie-Laure is now
works in the same museum her father did. Jutta tells Marie-Laure that Werner
had died in the war.  Jutta gives the
model to Marie-Laure; she realized that Werner had taken the model after they
parted ways. She opens it and finds the key to the grotto gate.

 

Theme:

This is the ending of the story. Jutta
has a new life, with her son. She returns the model, which is the resolution.

 

Chapter 13

Protagonists: Marie-Laure LeBlanc/ Werner
Phennig

Antagonists: Germans

Time: 1974

Setting: Paris, France/ Saint-Malo, France

Summary: Marie-Laure is now an old woman. Her
grandson, Michel plays a game in which he “dies”, he reassure her that he can
always start again. Michel is about to turn 12, Marie-Laure told him about
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, the novel she wanted most as her
birthday present when she was 12. Her grandson walks her home. She stands
outside her house, listening to the sounds of the world, wondering whether the
souls of her loved ones are still there.

Theme:  This chapter is still the status quo for
Marie-Laure. The readers feel relieved that she is doing well. Even though she
is back to her original world before the war, something’s have changed
permanently.