The American - Chapters III and IV Summary & Analysis

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Chapters III and IV Summary

In chapter three, Newman meets Tristam's wife. He and the lady quickly become good friends. Mrs. Tristam introduces Newman to her friends and gives him endless advice. Newman, on the other hand, offers Mrs. Tristam companionship. As Newman begins to know the Tristams better, he soon prefers Mrs. Tristam to Tristam's snobbery. Although Tristam wants Newman go to the club and play poker with him, Newman prefers to sit and talk with Mrs. Tristam. Before very long, Newman's love life becomes a topic of conversation for Mrs. Tristam. When she learns Newman has never been in love, she accuses him of being a man of no feeling. Mrs. Tristam also indicates she believes that Newman is a barbarian. She tells Newman that she will find a way to make him show his true colors.

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