McTeague: A Story of San Francisco - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

After her mother asks her if she loves the dentist, Trina is unable to answer. She begins to ponder the question and tries to understand why being overtaken by his strength excited her. When the dentist calls on her again, Trina intends to tell him that she will no longer see him. Instead, he shoves away her protesting hands and embraces her. Her resolve melts against the warmth of his kiss, and she exclaims, "I do love you!"

Later that week, Marcus and McTeague chat over lunch at the coffee-joint, where Marcus suggests that McTeague take their courtship to the next level. His idea is for McTeague to invite his lady to the theater. Of course, he warns, McTeague will have to take Trina's mother with them, for propriety. It is decided that McTeague, Trina, Mrs. Sieppe and August will go to the...

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