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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 1, Chapter 10 Summary

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Book 1, Chapter 10 Summary

Clyde is entertained by a woman of ill-repute at the establishment they retreat to after dinner. He buys her drinks, but not without feeling guilty about the money he's spending while his family is at home with barely enough to eat. The prostitute tells Clyde that he's not like the other fellows, which appeals to Clyde. She believes him to be more "refined." Clyde, who is the one being initiated into the adult world, feels "sympathy" for the woman. When she invites him to her room, Clyde goes, even though he worries about contracting some terrible disease. The chapter ends with her disrobing in front of him.

Book 1, Chapter 10 Analysis

Clyde continues to feel that he is superior to others. He believes the woman when she tells him that he is different from the others. His main character weakness, though, is...

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