Betsey Brown - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

Jane confronts Greer angrily over what she sees as his shirking his duty as a father by not having been home when the police arrived. Dr. Greer explains that he was with a patient, but neither is able to empathize with the other's view. Jane feels that her life and family are spinning out of her control, that her husband cares more about poor families cares for than about his own family. Greer feels that for all her intelligence, his wife has no foresight, and believes she doesn't realize how hard he works to give his family the life it has. He wishes that she could understand that in seeing to the medical needs the poor colored people who have nowhere else to turn, he is not only helping his people now, but building up his clientele for his real practice one day...

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