The Hours - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

Clarissa Vaughan carries her flowers into the street and joins the throng of onlookers watching the movie set. She's embarrassed to be watching for celebrities, and after a few minutes, she heads towards Richard's apartment. Approaching his neighborhood, she passes a familiar street corner: there, when Richard was nineteen, they had stood and argued. He had wanted more from her than she was willing to give, and she had reminded him of Louis, of Richard's desires for men. Clarissa had walked away from Richard that day; she didn't walk away from the friendship but from the possibility of something more - a lifelong relationship with a man that she still loves.

Today she enters Richard's squalid apartment building and knocks on the door. Richard calls her "Mrs. D." and asks her in. Richard is talking to himself as she lets herself in to...

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