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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Chapter 38 Summary

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Book 2, Chapter 38 Summary

Clyde continues to wait it out without really taking any steps to help. Roberta, however, knows that something must be done and convinces Clyde to go with her to Dr. Glenn's in Gloversville again. The doctor once more refuses to help her. Roberta lays down an ultimatum to Clyde. He can either find a doctor to help her, or marry her, at least temporarily. Clyde says he can never marry her, because it would be the end to his future. He suggests that Roberta go off by herself somewhere, and he'll send her money. Roberta tells him she won't do this alone. Clyde knows that he has to do something within the next two weeks, but implies that he'll leave town before he'll be forced to marry her.

Book 2, Chapter 38 Analysis

Clyde's lack of courage and moral strength is obvious. Instead of saying, "No...

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