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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Chapter 16 Summary

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Book 2, Chapter 16 Summary

Clyde and Roberta are both thrilled and excited over their encounter at the beach, so much so that Clyde figures out ways to meet her again, even seeking out her house. He goes early to work and watches for her in the street. He's frustrated to see her walking with Grace Marr. Roberta, too, is interested in seeing Clyde again, thrilled that a man of such standing is interested in her. Both are distracted at the factory, working to cover their emotions. When Roberta makes a mistake stamping some collars, she uses the opportunity to take the mistake to Clyde so he can talk to her. Both are aware of the risks and that they are purposely disobeying rules. Clyde pushes for Roberta to arrange a meeting with him after work at the end of her street.

Book 2, Chapter 16 Analysis

Both Clyde and Roberta disobey...

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