An American Tragedy - Chapter 7-12 Book One Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 finds Clyde enjoying the fruits of his labors and the company of new friends, one of which is named Thomas Ratterer, a young man from Wichita who is working to help support his mother. He and the other bellhops are more than eager to share their stories and experiences with Clyde. They warn him about predatory customers and also clue him in on a certain girl who is known for frequenting the hotel with numerous men. Clyde is making good money now and is happy to have extra to spend on himself.

In the next chapter, Clyde conceals from his mother the true amount of income he is receiving from the job. Although he contributes the bulk of his earning toward family expenses, he is also using an increasing amount to have a good time and also to buy new clothes, purchases he claims...

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