Sister Carrie - Chapter 48 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 48 Summary

Hurstwood has become a daydreamer, reliving his days in Chicago in his mind. Hurstwood's money quickly runs out and he has no recourse but to search for work since Carrie has left town with her play. Hurstwood finds a sympathetic manager at a hotel who gives him a job even though one was not open. Hurstwood works and lives here for a while until he comes down with pneumonia and must spend several months in the hospital. Hurstwood is now homeless as well as unemployed. Hurstwood learns that Carrie is back in town and goes to stand outside the theater in order to speak to her. While waiting, a man on the corner begins to beg passers by for money to help give the homeless a bed. Hurstwood joins these men and is given a room for the night.

Chapter 48 Analysis

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