Washington Square - Chapters 18-22 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 18-22 Summary

Chapter 18. Catherine thinks on her aunt's advice for a long time and finally goes to speak to her father. Catherine tells her father that she is continuing to see Mr. Townsend despite her father's strong opinion against this. It is then that Dr. Sloper tells Catherine that she will look forward to his death so that it might free her to marry Mr. Townsend. Catherine is deeply offended by this, but more so when her father pushes her out of his study as she cries.

Chapter 19. Mrs. Penniman is told the next day by Dr. Sloper that she is forbidden to visit Mr. Townsend or to otherwise interfere. Mrs. Penniman is aware of the argument between Dr. Sloper and his daughter the night before and feels that Catherine is being too easy on Dr. Sloper by refusing to allow him to see how hurt she...

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