Dombey and Son - Chapters 58-60 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 58, a year has passed since Carker’s death and Florence’s marriage. Dombey refuses to acknowledge that Carker had deceived him about the profitability of the firm. Thus, he refuses to make any changes to the business and Dombey and Son goes completely bankrupt.

Mr. Morfin and Harriet Carker discuss the bankruptcy. Mr. Morfin feels sympathy for Dombey. Harriet asks Morfin if Dombey is totally ruined and she smiles which confuses Morfin. Then, Harriet reminds him that she and John are wealthy since their brother’s death. She would like to help Dombey by anonymously giving him some of their money. She says they do not have luxurious needs and will keep just enough to live on. Mr. Morfin agrees to set it up to look like Dombey has retained a small piece of his fortune so that he will not...

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