The Big Sleep - Chapter 24 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 24 Summary

Marlowe returns home to find Carmen lying naked in his bed but he is not at all interested in her.. Carmen attempts to seduce him but he rejects her. When Carmen realizes that Marlowe is not going to give in to her, she grows angry and hisses at him like some sort of animal. Marlowe is not impressed. He forces her to get dressed and the he shoves her out the door.

Chapter 24 Analysis

Carmen is enraged when Marlowe refuses to sleep with her, showing that she does not take rejection well. This hints at the later explanation of Rusty Regan's disappearance: Carmen tried to sleep with him, he refused, so she killed him.

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