The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter - Study Guide Part 3, Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 2 Summary

Jake's latest confrontation at the carnival leaves him waking up to see the face of a dead boy. He runs to the boardinghouse, where he learns that Singer is dead. His immediate reaction is anger that all the things he had shared with Singer are now gone forever. All his evangelism is lost.

Jake's thoughts then turned to his dead friend and the question of suicide. Had Singer gone insane? What happened that made him take such a drastic measure? He would never know. He knows only that the only constant in his life is gone. He is hurt that he had put his trust in a man who clearly didn't even value his own life. Ultimately, that's all Jake has to show for the past year. He must now let it go and start again.

Part 3, Chapter 2 Analysis

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