Forgot your password?  
Study Guide

An American Tragedy - Book 2, Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 118 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of An American Tragedy.
This section contains 190 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Purchase our An American Tragedy Study Guide

Book 2, Chapter 9 Summary

Clyde debates a continued relationship with Dillard, Zella and Rita, who have proposed a weekend outing. Clyde knows that he can't afford it and that Rita is being much too intimate too quickly. He is saved from making the same mistake he made in Kansas City by an invitation to the Griffiths' household. He forgets the girls and uses the money he's saved to buy some reasonably-priced clothes. He makes a favorable impression on all but Gilbert, who is cold and condescending. The others recognize that Clyde is not nearly as uninteresting as Gilbert made him out to be. Clyde resents Gilbert for his authority and power, because he feels he doesn't deserve it and is merely resting on his father's success.

Book 2, Chapter 9 Analysis

Clyde does not decide against going with Walter and the girls; he merely is led by circumstances not to go...

(read more from the Book 2, Chapter 9 Summary)

This section contains 190 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Purchase our An American Tragedy Study Guide
Copyrights
An American Tragedy from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook