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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 3, Chapter 16 Summary

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Book 3, Chapter 16 Summary

The Samuel Griffiths family refuses the insanity plea, because it will force them to say that Clyde has always been strange or erratic, and also because their judgment in bringing him here would be questioned. Instead, Jephson devises an intricate story that fits all the evidence. They will suggest that Clyde took Roberta for a trip so that he could tell her he loved another woman and ask her to go away. While there, seeing that she was so sad and still loved him, he decided to stay with her and do right by her if she still wanted him to after he told her about his love for Sondra. When he agrees that he will marry her while they're on the boat, she stands up to hug him and the boat upsets. The boat marks up her face - as do the hooks and...

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