Washington Square Chapters 13 and 14 Summary and Analysis

Henry James

Chapters 13 and 14 Summary and Analysis

Dr. Sloper reports his conversations with Morris and Catherine to his sister, Mrs. Almond. He believes that he is adept enough at estimating people that he is positive Catherine will give up Morris. Mrs. Almond says that Morris may be the one case in which Dr. Sloper fails. Dr. Sloper does not think so, but he will give the young man the benefit of the doubt. He will go to talk to Morris’s sister, Mrs. Montgomery, to get another opinion of his character. Mrs. Almond believes that Mrs. Montgomery will stand up for her brother, especially in light of such a financially lucrative marriage. Dr. Sloper insists that if she stands up for him because of the money, then she would be a deceptive person and he...

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