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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter - Part 2, Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 13 Summary

Singer takes Jake to Dr. Copeland's house to hear about Willie's misfortunes. Singer knows that the doctor has not yet recovered from tuberculosis and wants to visit him as well. They are the only two white men at the house that night, and the others are quiet in their deference to them. As expected, Jake rages at the horrific experience Willie has suffered but can't get a rise from the other visitors. They are sorry for Willie's plight, but they know that they are powerless to do anything.

Singer probably realizes the futility of Jake's ranting, finishes his visit with Dr. Copeland and leaves without Jake's knowledge. Jake's remaining audience is the ailing doctor, who is captive in his bed. Their conversation is contentious at first, but they find that they have many things in common related to social injustices. They spend hours disagreeing, but...

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