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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Chapter 15 Summary

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Book 2, Chapter 15 Summary

Clyde, like Roberta, has little, if any, diversion since he has worked to remain aloof from everyone. In order to amuse himself and stave off loneliness, Clyde begins to go on outings at nearby lakes, learning to swim, dive and canoe in the hopes that someday the Griffiths will again acknowledge him socially. While he takes these outings, he is angry and rebellious at being told that he can't associate with any women. He has no youthful company, no companionship. He's lonely. On a Sunday in July, Clyde is paddling in the lake when he sees Roberta, about whom he had been thinking. Roberta has come with Grace to pick water lilies and daisies and to amuse themselves in the only socially-acceptable way available. Clyde spies Roberta and is elated, encouraging her to get into his canoe. She hesitates because of Grace, but she eventually...

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