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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter


by Carson McCullers

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Part 2: Chapter 15 Summary

  • It's time for Singer to visit Antonapoulos once again. This time he brings lots of food for his gift this time. Sounds delish.
  • On the train, Singer thinks of all his visitors and gets kind of anxious: he doesn't understand what these people want from him.
  • But when Singer thinks of his friend, he calms down. His friend is always with him in his mind now.
  • After arriving at the asylum, he's unable to find Antonapoulos, and he starts to panic.
  • He asks for help and finally someone tells him the news: Antonapoulos is dead.
  • (Moment of silence.)
  • Singer returns to his hotel in shock.
  • As a tribute to his dearly departed friend, Singer pitches a fit at the hotel and steals everything that isn't bolted down from his room.
  • He spends the afternoon waiting for the train back home. During his wandering, he sees three mutes talking together via sign language at a local restaurant.
  • Singer approaches them and introduces himself, but he's so out of sorts that he doesn't join in their conversation, and the three think he's a weirdo. They leave and definitely don't invite him along.
  • Singer takes the train home and eats some fruit from the fruit basket he'd brought with him.
  • After arriving home, he leaves his luggage at the station, goes to the jewelry shop, and then returns home. He drinks some coffee and smokes a cigarette.
  • Then, he pulls a pistol from his pocket and shoots himself in the heart.
  • It's okay to cry.

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