Hard Times - Chapters 4 – 6 Summary & Analysis

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Frustrated that Louisa has not returned home with him, Blackpool diverts his rage by continuing his blind search for Blackpool, whom he still believes is responsible for robbing the bank. He offers a £20 reward for whomever can rustle Blackpool out of the shadows, leading Slackbridge to give a rousing speech at the factory, rallying the Hands into searching for him. Meanwhile, a weeping Rachael shows up at Stone Lodge with Bounderby and Tom. Although she doesn’t accuse Louisa on the spot, it’s clear that she suspects Louisa’s previous offer to help Blackpool somehow implicated him in the crime. Bounderby is outraged that Louisa went behind his back, not only to meet with Blackpool but also to offer him money. Tom is likewise outraged that Louisa would admit the truth to Bounderby: for Tom, it would have been much easier to lie, saying he...

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