Perfect for acing essays tests and quizzes as well as for writing lesson plans. A summary of part x section4 in nathanael west s miss lonelyhearts.
When doyle the ultimate and universal grotesque returns to kill him thus avenging all the grotesques miss lonelyhearts has abused miss lonelyhearts embraces the disabled man with love.
Miss lonelyhearts summary. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter scene or section of miss lonelyhearts and what it means. Later shrike parodies the idea of a man of eighty six so full of positive energy that he begins to learn chinese a feat that is more than likely impossible. In the story miss lonelyhearts is an unnamed male newspaper columnist writing an advice column for the lovelorn and lonesome a duty that the other newspaper staff considers a joke.
Miss lonelyhearts decides to use his column for his long desired purpose as a mouthpiece for earnest spirituality and love. And the fat thumb miss lonelyhearts and the clean old man miss lonelyhearts and mrs. Nathanael west s novel miss lonelyhearts 1933 follows a jaded newspaper reporter.
Summary and analysis chapter 5 miss lonelyhearts and the clean old man here minor characters as well as miss lonelyhearts take fiercely aggressive stances against innocent people male and female who seem intolerable to him because of their suggested sexual behavior or lack of it. Summary and analysis chapter 2 miss lonelyhearts and the dead pan the second chapter s heading creates an image of shrike as a figure looming over miss lonelyhearts world. Supersummary a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes offers high quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes characters quotes and essay topics.
This one page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of miss lonelyhearts by nathanael west. Summary analysis miss lonelyhearts help me help me and m l. Miss lonelyhearts collides with a man accidentally spilling his drink and gets punched in the mouth.
The phrase which miss lonelyhearts uses a clear white flame alludes to walter pater s an english poet desire for life to burn with a hard gemlike flame. Miss lonelyhearts thinks his friends have lost their way but they criticize his approach to religion as too literary and personal. Later miss lonelyhearts and his friend ned gates leave the speakeasy and head through the snow to the park.
As miss lonelyhearts reads letters from desperate new yorkers he feels terribly burdened and falls into a cycle of deep depression accompanied by heavy drinking and occasional bar fights. And the dead pan miss lonelyhearts and the lamb and m l. Summary read a plot overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter summary and analysis.
Shrike miss lonelyhearts on a field trip miss lonelyhearts in the dismal swamp and m l. On the surface dead pan refers to shrike s expressionless face as he delivers his humorous jibes. Miss lonelyhearts is a novel by nathanael west that was first published in 1933.