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Angle of Repose Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 3, Chapter 4 Summary

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Book 3, Chapter 4 Summary

Susan bristles when Mrs. Elliott gives her a bit of unsolicited marital advice: encourage her husband to quit dreaming about the concrete business and go back to mining. She further advises Susan to simply go with her husband wherever his career takes him. Mrs. Elliott tells Susan that Oliver feels inferior to her because she is an artist, and suggests that she stay with him despite her earlier perorations about slavery of women. Mrs. Elliott is shocked to learn that Susan's writing and illustrations actually support the family.

Book 3, Chapter 4 Analysis

The conflicting roles of women emerge in this chapter as the older Mrs. Elliott advises Susan Ward to "stand by her man," even as she sometimes rails against the inequality of women. The vehemence of Susan's defense that her marriage is one of equals seems overdone and raises doubts in the reader's...

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