Washington Square - Chapters 28-31 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 28-31 Summary

Chapter 28. Mrs. Penniman writes to Mr. Townsend, based on their new mother-son like relationship, and asks to meet with him. Mr. Townsend suggests that it might be best to end his relationship with Catherine because her father will clearly never allow them to marry. Mr. Townsend asks Mrs. Penniman to pave the way for a break, but she refuses.

Chapter 29. Mr. Townsend goes to visit Catherine and tells her that he is going to New Orleans. Catherine insists that she should go too, but Mr. Townsend tells her she will expose herself to yellow fever if she goes. They argue and Mr. Townsend claims he will not return as long as she is so argumentative with him.

Chapter 30. Catherine is saddened by their argument, spending a sleepless night and refusing to share her misery with Mrs. Penniman. Mrs. Penniman assumes from Catherine's behavior that Mr...

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