Desperate Characters - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Sophie soaks her hand and undressed so that she can sleep off her beer drinking. She notices that, due to age, she cannot eat or drink as she once had. She wonders openly about why Charlie called and whether he was responsible for any other odd events. She watches Otto, who seems reasonable, even when asleep. She recalls her former lover, Francis Early, noting to herself that she saw Francis as Charlie wants others to see him, as a loving 'bleeder' or someone who gave his energy to others. She gets in bed and falls asleep thinking about Francis, whose existence seems far away to her.

Chapter 5 Analysis

In this brief chapter one is introduced to Sophie's lover, Francis Early, a man with whom she cheated on Otto. She contrasts him with Charlie, a man who wants others to see him as a...

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