Sister Carrie - Chapter 50 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 50 Summary

Hurstwood has discovered all the charities throughout the city and patronizes most of them, including many cheap hotels and restaurant that hands out fresh bread after midnight. Hurstwood has also begun to beg in the streets, becoming suicidal when he does not receive the money he had hoped for. However, when he does get a good bit of change, he vows to continue on for a while longer. While Hurstwood struggles, Carrie is living in luxury in a hotel and Drouet is back to his old tricks, seducing pretty girls. Hurstwood's daughter has married a rich man and she and his wife are on their way to Rome. Hurstwood finally gives in to his depression and kills himself with gas in a cheap hotel room.

Chapter 50 Analysis

Hurstwood has hit rock bottom and no longer has the strength to go on. All the...

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