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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 3, Chapter 6 Summary

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Book 3, Chapter 6 Summary

Clyde's mental state is agitated, but he makes himself believe that he did not kill Roberta since the blow to her face was purely reaction. Plus, he had second thoughts about what he was doing when she was struggling in the water. He recaps all the evidence and decides that there's no turning back. He must simply continue on this course and put on a good face. He pretends like he's disembarked from the Albany train and calls Sondra and Bertine, who send the car with a chauffeur to pick him up. He only hopes that he won't get caught and thinks to himself that it would be a "hasty and unjust conviction - punishment..."

Book 3, Chapter 6 Analysis

Clyde never takes responsibility for his own actions or his own life. He has talked himself into believing that Roberta's death was an accident, that...

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