Part 2, Chapter 3 Summary

Irene’s husband feels a little perturbed at Irene when he discovers she has invited Clare to come to the Negro Welfare League’s benefit dance. After all Irene told him about Clare and after his counsel to her to stay away from Clare, he is disappointed that Irene has conceded to Clare. There is nothing, however, that he can do about it.

Later, as Irene notes on the night of the dance, Brian does not seem to mind Clare’s appearance in the least. He acts quite cordial with Clare as he drives her and Irene to the dance. Furthermore, Brian dances several times with Clare. Irene feels glad that Brian is so helpful in making Clare feel comfortable in the crowd of strangers. At the end of the dance, Brian finds Irene and...

(The entire section is 600 words.)