The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter - Part 3, Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 1 Summary

Dr. Copeland is realizing one of his worst fears today. He is leaving his beloved home to live with his sons on the farm. His health is weakening and he needs help, but his mind is still strong and he resists this change with every fiber of his being. He denies his need to leave though his belongings are packed in the waiting vehicles. As he rocks himself back and forth in his chair, he remembers the day he brought his bride to this house, and he can see each of his children playing there. However, he cannot conjure up one important satisfaction out of all these moments and becomes unbearably sad.

What future can there be when fine white men like Mr. Singer see no hope and end their own lives? The doctor had trusted this man like no other, and he mourns the...

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