The American - Chapters VII and VIII Summary & Analysis

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Chapters VII and VIII Summary

In chapter seven, Valentin pays a visit to Newman in Newman's home. After discussing the largeness of Newman's home, Valentin admits that his sister had asked him to pay a visit to Newman. Valentin tells Newman that Claire wanted him to convince Newman that Valentin was not crazy. Valentin suggests to Newman that he believes Newman is a success while he, Valentin, is unsuccessful. Valentin had always been thought of by his family as the one who would ruin their good name. For this reason, Valentin had been given extra schooling and lessons, however, these lessons did not have the positive affect that his family had hoped that they would have on him. Valentin expresses the idea that he believed all things were off limits to him. Valentin felt himself only worthy to go to Rome and...

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