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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Chapter 23 Summary

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Book 2, Chapter 23 Summary

On a November evening, Clyde is walking home from work before meeting Roberta at eleven at night. A chauffeured car pulls into one of the houses of the rich. Sondra Finchley is inside, and mistaking Clyde for Gilbert, invites him into the car. Upon seeing Clyde, she recognizes that he is not who she thought he was. However, he is so embarrassed and hurt by the implication that he was not worth the effort that Gilbert was that she offers to give him a ride any way. Sondra tells Clyde that she and Gilbert don't get along. Sondra feels that Gilbert slights her and ignores her. The more Sondra sees Clyde, the more she realizes that he is infatuated with her. The idea pleases her, because she's somewhat vain and enjoys being adored. Plus, she knows that having someone appreciate Clyde will enrage Gilbert, another...

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