The Age of Innocence - Study Guide Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

Henry and Lousia van der Luyden listen to both Newland and Mrs. Archer's explanation of the events. Although they prefer to stay home, rather that socialize, they enjoy the power they have over the small, tight-knit New York society. They dislik how everyone has so rudely refused the invitation to meet Ellen Olenska. The Henry van der Luydens agree to include the Countess at a dinner they are throwing in honor of the visiting Duke of St. Austrey. The inclusion of Ellen Olenska at this premier event will surely send a message to all who refused the earlier dinner invitation.

Chapter 7 Analysis

Chapter 7 merely shows the power the van der Luyden's hold over society, and how close Mrs. Archer and son are to that power.

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