Washington Square Chapter 35 Summary and Analysis

Henry James

Chapter 35 Summary and Analysis

Mrs. Penniman does not bring up the subject of Morris Townsend until one evening a week later. When asked if Catherine will be angry if the topic is brought up, Catherine replies that she will not be angry, but she will not like it. Mrs. Penniman has a message that she promised to deliver, and she must keep her promise. Catherine, angry after all, says she does not care what her aunt does with her promise. Mrs. Penniman says that Morris would like to come to visit Catherine so that he can explain his actions. Catherine states that there is no reason for him to come. Mrs. Penniman replies that Morris’s happiness depends on it. Catherine answers that hers, however, does not. Her aunt insists that Morris...

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