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The Age of Innocence - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 Summary

Newland arrives at Ellen's house that evening, as agreed. He is immediately angered that Julius Beaufort is already visiting with Mrs. Olenska. After some pleasantries are exchanged, Beaufort takes his leave. Newland reminds Ellen that if she pushes for a divorce from her husband, awful public accusations will ensue. Newland is, of course, referring to the rumors that she had run off with her husband's secretary. Ellen does not understand what more harm this could possibly cause her. Newland asks if there is anything that she can do to prove that the accusations are untrue. Ellen offers no proof. Newland is disappointed; he had secretly hoped the rumors were false.

Newland does not understand why Ellen wishes to go through with the divorce. What would she gain? She responds by saying that she would regain her freedom. Newland again tries to convince her to stop the divorce...

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