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The Age of Innocence Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 10 Summary

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Chapter 10 Summary

The next day, Newland takes May for a walk in the park. He mentions that he had sent roses to Ellen and asks if that was alright. May thinks it a lovely gesture. Newland then begins to press May on getting her parents to agree to a shorter engagement. May is reluctant to push her parents and believes that they surely know what is best. A long engagement was the norm for a couple in their social standing.

Newland begins to wonder when someone of May's upbringing would decide to make decisions for herself and not just listen to either her parents or her husband. He again reassures himself with the belief that it is his duty to make sure she cultivates her own opinions and learns how to express them.

Chapter 10 Analysis

Chapter 10 builds upon Newland's desire to help May learn about the world around her...

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