An American Tragedy - Chapter 29-35 Book Two Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 29, the story follows Roberta back to her family’s farm in Biltz. Upon her arrival, she absorbs the poor state of her family’s living conditions and laments the impact they may have on Clyde’s perception of her. She and her mother discuss her move from the boarding house, and Roberta blames her relocation on the stifling presence of Grace in her life. She also tells her mother about her love affair with Clyde and asks her not to reveal the secret to anyone. Further discourse is interrupted by the arrival of Roberta’s brother. When family friends visit the next day, Roberta reads, via a newspaper that they bring, the details of the function Clyde had attended the previous Friday and discovers the guest list is different from the one told to her by Clyde. This casts a shadow of lingering...

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