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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Chapter 31 Summary

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Book 2, Chapter 31 Summary

Clyde attends Christmas dinner at the Griffiths household among other society notables, and he is invited to go out afterwards, causing him to leave Roberta waiting for him. He arrives very late, and she confronts him about his treatment of her. Roberta asks about his attraction to Sondra Finchley, and when Clyde admits that he does like her some, Roberta emphasizes that Sondra's money and upbringing have given her all the advantages that Roberta never had. Clyde is quick to make excuses and alibis, but Roberta senses that he is far more interested in other things than he is of her, and breaks down in genuine sadness. Clyde is moved by the sincerity and depth of her grief and tells her, even though he knows it's not true, that she will always be first and last in his heart. She is reassured by his talk...

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