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An American Tragedy - Book 3, Chapter 29 Summary & Analysis

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Book 3, Chapter 29 Summary

The "death house" is described, and its architecture is depicted with the new "death house," being established around the old one that had small, unsanitary cells that allowed for a little privacy by way of a screen or curtain. The new facility has absolutely no privacy, and all the inmates witness each man's trek to the death chamber. When Clyde's mother is allowed to visit, this very strong woman, who has been in prisons before to deliver religious tracts, is reduced to tears. She tells Clyde of her plans to lecture to raise money for an appeal, and she leaves praying for strength, asking God to "Help Thou mine unbelief."

Book 3, Chapter 29 Analysis

The use of the electric chair as a punishment for horrendous crimes is a continuing thread throughout Book 3. The bond and loyalty between mother and child...

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