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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America - Part 2, The Invitation Summary & Analysis

Erik Larson
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Part 2, The Invitation Summary

Holmes told Minnie to invite her sister to Chicago to see the World's Exposition at his expense. Minnie was exuberant and asked her sister immediately. Minnie's sister, Anna, agreed, only because she wanted to meet Dr. Holmes. The letter from Minnie made her not trust this man. Holmes knew that she did not trust him. He knew that if he could get Anna to Chicago, he could make her less skeptical.

Part 2, The Invitation Analysis

Holmes knows he will have trouble with Anna unless he makes her trust and like him. He knows the best way to accomplish this is through manipulation. The reader is not sure what Minnie has that Holmes could want other than the inheritance. Anna is a large obstacle between Holmes and Minnie's estate. This chapter is showing Holmes' ability to manipulate people's lives to...

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