Desperate Characters - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

Charlie and Sophie run around town trying to find a place that will sell them beer. Charlie didn't tell his wife Ruth that he was coming. Sophie loses her initial exhilaration and worried about Otto. Her whole left arm aches as well. She notes the contrast between Charlie and Otto: Charlie is limber, energetic, uncontrolled, whereas Otto is the opposite. Charlie notes that he got in an argument with a man at a bar and that Otto won't set foot in family court (as Charlie does, being a lawyer) because it is too low class, indicating Otto's arrogance. Charlie notes how long they had been friends, in college and in the Army. Otto, however, is still totally restrained with him. They then turn to discuss Sophie's cat bite; Charlie offers to take her to the hospital but she refuses.

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