The American - Chapters V and VI Summary & Analysis

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Chapters V and VI Summary

In chapter five, Newman leaves Claire and Nioches behind and begins his planned tour of Europe. At one point in his journey, Benjamin Babcock, a young Unitarian minister who is also an American, joins Newman. The two men are very different in personality. Although these differences do not bother Newman, they distress Babcock terribly. As a result of these differences, Babcock decides to separate himself from Newman after they have travelled together for several weeks. In a letter to Mrs. Tristam, Newman admits that he wishes that Claire were with him.

In chapter six, Newman returns to France. Upon his return to Paris, Newman allows Tristam to choose a new apartment for him. Soon after he has moved into his new rooms, Mrs. Tristam tells Newman that Claire is also back in town. Mrs. Tristam has seen...

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