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The Well of Loneliness - Book 5: Chapters 47-50 Summary & Analysis

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Book 5: Chapters 47-50 Summary

In chapter forty-seven, Stephen and Mary spend their Christmas with Jamie, Barbara, and some of their other friends instead. Stephen invites them to dinner, having a deep conversation with Wanda about religion that bores the other guests but makes Stephen feel protective over the alcoholic. Stephen attends church with Wanda and finds herself surprised by the depth of Wanda's devotion to a God who could abandon them in the way he has.

In chapter forty-eight, Stephen and Mary begin going out to nightclubs with their homosexual friends. The experience is new to them both, but they are happy to find a place where they can dance together without being stared at by so-called normal people. They visit three bars on their first night out, enjoying the relaxed and joyous atmosphere of these places. At the third bar, Stephen is made fun of by...

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