The Iron Heel - Chapters 16 and 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 16 and 17 Summary

In chapter sixteen, Avis describes how, when it came time for Ernest to take his seat in Congress in Washington, Dr. Cunningham stayed behind in San Francisco to continue his sociological experiments and studies, and there had a surprising encounter with the still successful, and still judgmental, Mr. Wickson. Avis also describes how she and Ernest arrived in Washington prepared to continue the political work of the revolution in alliance with the Grangers, but soon discovered that the Oligarchy was both willing and able to destroy the Grangers' influence through political and violent confrontation. She also describes the establishment of The Fighting Groups, which a footnote describes in detail as the violent, secret side of the Revolution - seeking out revenge on those who betrayed them, stealthily attacking the lives and well being of members of the Iron Heel. Finally, Avis describes the circumstances of...

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