The Sea-Wolf - Chapter 33 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 33 Summary

Hump and Brewster spend a troubled week ashore awaiting some action from Larsen, but he remains aboard. Brewster begins to fear that Larsen is ill and feels strangely sympathetic for his suffering. Hump inspects the ship and finally goes aboard for an investigative trip. He discovers Larsen moaning pitiably and clasping his head. Later he watches Larsen walk haltingly about, and he finally discovers that Larsen is blind. Even so, Larsen discovers that Hump is aboard and unsuccessfully attempts to capture him within the hold. Hump then escapes the ship and returns to Brewster. They take turns standing watch to ensure Larsen does not come ashore and molest them.

Chapter 33 Analysis

The extent to which Larsen has cowed Hump and Brewster is made evident by their timid behavior over an entire week. While Ghost lies on the shore, Hump and Brewster hide near their hut and simply...

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