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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Chapter 20 Summary

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Book 2, Chapter 20 Summary

Due to the fall weather, many of the outlying spots that Roberta and Clyde had previously used for rendezvous points on the weekends are closed. Since she won't dance again, and since they can't be seen together at churches or movie theatres in Lycurgus because of Clyde's connection to the Griffiths family, they have nowhere to meet. Clyde pressures Roberta into being able to come to her room. She consistently declines, saying, "It wouldn't be right." Roberta says she just can't allow it. Clyde, who believes that she should have more regard for him at this point and thinks she's playing games with him as Hortense did, gets aggressive and threatening, saying that if he can't come see her, then there are other places he can go. Roberta considers all the girls at the factory who flirt with him, and she is afraid...

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