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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Chapter 37 Summary

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Book 2, Chapter 37 Summary

Clyde takes Roberta to Gloversville to a physician that Orrin Short had suggested might help them. Roberta goes in alone since Clyde doesn't want to be seen. Roberta gives the story that she and her husband are poor and newly married and can't afford a child. The doctor says it is against his conscience to do such a thing, especially since children are a blessing to a marriage and, once they get used to the idea, they'll find a way to make it work out. Roberta breaks down in a fit of tears and admits that she's not married and that the boy has deserted her. The doctor, while somewhat sympathetic, tells her that perhaps she's missed her period because of nerves and that all might still be okay. He adamantly refuses to help her.

Book 2, Chapter 37 Analysis

Clyde and Roberta's options are narrowing when...

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