Chapters 51-52 Summary

Jonas has decided to put Chuffey into an insane asylum, supposedly assisted by Mrs. Gamp, who takes him upstairs. Mercy has gone to see Mrs. Todgers. Jonas asks Mrs. Gamp where her assistant is, but Mrs. Gamp says that Mrs. Prig is not to be trusted and so has asked Mrs. Harris to help. When Jonas asks to see her, Mrs. Gamp is hesitant. She is about to leave when Mr. Chuzzlewit and John Westlock arrive. Mr. Chuzzlewit accuses Jonas of murder, and Mr. Lewsome arrives to present his evidence against Jonas. Mr. Chuffey interrupts, saying that Anthony was not poisoned. He had discovered Jonas’s plan and so had not taken the medicine in which Jonas had put the poison. He felt guilt over raising a son who wanted to kill his father. He...

(The entire section is 525 words.)