The Age of Innocence - Chapter 28 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 28 Summary

Ellen is to arrive twenty-four hours after receiving the telegram. Now, the question is who will pick her up across the river in Jersey City? The family looks at the predicament as just another instance where Ellen has caused them an inconvenience. Newland offers to pick her up. He tells his wife that his trip has been canceled.

Chapter 28 Analysis

Ellen's family now only recognizes her as an inconvenience. She is someone who exists only to make their life more difficult. Newland offers to meet Ellen at the train station. Doing so not only fulfills his family obligation, but also allows him time alone with Ellen. May is again outwardly suspicious at Newland's sudden announcement about his trip cancellation.

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