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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 3, Chapter 33 Summary

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Book 3, Chapter 33 Summary

Clyde asks to talk to McMillan and confesses everything to him - that there had been no change of heart, that he had anger when he struck Roberta, that he did not want to marry her, that he had not tried to save her. In addition, he was not truly sorry and had immediately gone to see Miss X afterwards. McMillan leaves to think things over, and Clyde feels that no one understands him. In fact, not everyone should have the urges that he has had or that he wasn't really as guilty as everyone thought. When his appeal is denied, McMillan tells Clyde that he's going to get an audience with the governor.

Book 3, Chapter 33 Analysis

Clyde still plays "victim," believing that his urges and his impoverished childhood explain his guilt, even though he has admitted the real truth - not the...

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