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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 1, Chapter 2 Summary

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Book 1, Chapter 2 Summary

Chapter two gives more insight into the characters. Asa was raised in a Christian home, but he doesn't have the intellect or mentality to truly discover the message for himself. Instead, he relies on emotion and what he's always heard. While he may truly believe what he preaches, he is a weak man.

Clyde continues to feel that his parents' work is degrading and humiliating, and not up to par with the work other people perform. As his parents' mission work moves frequently from city to city, and because they are poor - sometimes with no clothes or shoes - he has not been able to attend school. He lacks the education that other children receive. He is very aware that his parents have not prepared him to do any sort of trade or to make any sort of a living, which would enable him...

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