An American Tragedy - Study Guide Chapter 22-28 Book Three Summary & Analysis

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The prosecution continues its case in Chapter 22 with Clyde’s lies about the camera equipment being exposed to the jury. Photographs are shown of Roberta’s face injuries and Burleigh offers his fabricated testimony about the hairs supposedly found on Clyde’s camera. Emotions reach their peak when Mason reads each of Roberta’s letters aloud to the court. As the prosecution rests, Clyde feels there is little hope for his case.

With Mason’s performance thus far being praised by the press, Belknap opens for the defense in Chapter 23, pointing out Clyde and Roberta were never officially engaged and the defendant was the victim of circumstances instigated by his moral cowardice and inability to face reality. Following opening statements, Clyde takes the stand. In the following chapter, Clyde proceeds to tell his life’s story, with the incidents about Roberta being clumsily replaced with...

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