The Age of Innocence - Study Guide Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

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The next summer, Newland and May Archer are summering in Newport, as people of their standing do. Archer tries to convince May to spend the summer on a remote island off the coast of Maine, but to no avail. May and her family always summered in Newport. May is very athletically inclined and enjoys archery and a new game called tennis. Newland recalls to himself the house in the city that May and he settled into upon their return from their honeymoon.

After an archery contest in which May wins, the couple visit old Mrs. Mingott before dinner. Mrs. Mingott asks Newland to fetch Ellen, who is staying with her, from down by the shore. Newland does as he is asked and sees Ellen staring into the water. He plays a game telling himself that he will call out and fetch her if she turns around by...

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