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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 1, Chapter 13 Summary

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Book 1, Chapter 13 Summary

Clyde chases after Hortense, but she snubs him. He recognizes she is no good for him, but he can't stand severing the ties, so he continues buying her things to win her favor. In the meantime, Clyde sees his mother with a letter, an unusual event for her, but she doesn't tell him anything about it. Shortly after, Clyde's mother asks him to help her raise $100 by taking trinkets to a pawnshop. She is going to borrow money from a man who comes in the mission and asks Clyde for $5.00 per week.

Clyde's mother won't tell him what the money is for. While Clyde feels obligated to help his mother, he also resents the intrusion into his budget. He reasons that if his parents expect him to help financially, he should have more freedom in his hours and be able to come and go as...

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