These four consecutive chapters bring closure to the 1893 Chicago World

These four consecutive chapters bring closure to the 1893 Chicago World

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These four consecutive chapters bring closure to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Part III  also presents the climax of the novel. Key players in the fair's construction and H.H.  Holmes all make their exit from Chicago. Prendergast's purpose in the novel is finally  clear: His assassination of Mayor Harrison serves as the climax or high point of action in  the novel. In Chapter 45, Holmes again employs his skills of charm and manipulation to get out of  a difficult situation. However, this chapter serves as a turning point for this plot line; the  reader actually sees the authorities closing in on Holmes as they begin to uncover his  criminal activities. Thus, Chapter 45 sets up Part IV of the novel. Three consecutive chapters — 45, 46, and 47 — employ the literary technique of irony.  In Chapter 45, the evil H.H. Holmes leaves Chicago. Ironically, in Chapter 46, Holmes's 
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