Down and Out in Paris and London - Chapter 38 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 38 Summary

The narrator and Paddy part ways, and the narrator later hears that Paddy has been run over and killed. Bozo is in prison fourteen days for begging. The narrator has only a few days left before his new employers return to the country. He says, "I shall never again think that all tramps are drunken scoundrels, nor expect a beggar to be grateful when I give him a penny, nor be surprised if men out of work lack energy, nor subscribe to the Salvation Army, nor pawn my clothes, nor refuse a handbill, nor enjoy a meal at a smart restaurant. That is a beginning."

Chapter 38 Analysis

The above quote ends the novel and is a comprehensive summation of all the narrator has learned. Although the general public has not overcome the conflict between man and society, the narrator believes he has, and this is...

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