All the Light We Cannot See Part Thirteen: Chapter 178 Summary & Analysis

Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See

  • 72-page comprehensive study guide
  • Features 178 chapter summaries and 6 sections of expert analysis
  • Written by an experienced high school teacher with a PhD in English Literature
Access Full Summary

All the Light We Cannot See Part Thirteen: Chapter 178 Summary & Analysis

Part Thirteen Summary: 2014

Marie-Laure’s grandson, Michel, who is nearly 12 years old, escorts her to the gazebo at the top of a nearby park. Now 86 years old, Marie-Laure marvels at the ways in which the world has changed, and the ways in which electronic communication has changed the world and shaped people’s lives. She imagines the souls of all those she has lost flying around just like those invisible electronic messages; still present if one could only hear them. She realizes that the world loses people for whom the war is a memory every day, but they rise again as grass, flowers, and songs.

Part Thirteen: Chapter 178 Analysis

The novel ends with the memories of Marie-Laure LeBlanc, now an old lady. Sitting with her grandson, Michel, who takes her to the park every week, she thinks about the connections that exist between people that are made possible by technology….

This is just a preview. The entire section has 234 words. Click below to download the full study guide for All the Light We Cannot See.