An American Tragedy - Study Guide Chapter 15-21 Book Two Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 15, Clyde remains in a state of confusion regarding his feeling for Roberta. It is July, and Clyde takes a canoe out on the waters of Lake Crum to clear his mind. As he watches the other couples, he resents his own loneliness and wonders if he made a mistake by coming to Lycurgus. Coincidentally, he sees Roberta with her friend Grace Marr. When her friend heads off, Roberta joins Clyde in his canoe. The two row out together, enjoying each other’s company and appreciating the attraction which is developing between them. In the next chapter, Clyde’s feelings for Roberta grow, and even though he knows that they shouldn’t be caught together, he finds himself going out of his way to see her “by accident”, even venturing so far as to walk past her house at night and also bumping into...

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