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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Chapter 43 Summary

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Book 2, Chapter 43 Summary

Clyde goes to Twelfth Lake to visit Sondra and partakes of the fast and glittery lifestyle of the rich. He ignores Roberta. Sondra and Clyde profess their love for each other, with Sondra saying that she'll be of age in the fall and then her mother can't stop her. She declares that no one can stop her from loving Clyde. Clyde offers to run away with her, knowing that he could not then marry Roberta, and Sondra, while tempted, says they must wait another three or four months. Clyde cannot push the issue because then Sondra would want to know what was it that made him want to leave so suddenly. The chapter ends with Clyde again turning to thoughts of the boating accident he had read about earlier. While telling himself that he is not a murderer, he also feels the "impending disaster...

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