Washington Square Chapters 29 and 30 Summary and Analysis

Henry James

Chapters 29 and 30 Summary and Analysis

Morris Townsend continues to come to visit Catherine, but finds that Mrs. Penniman has not paved the way for him to break off his relationship with Catherine, and he is unable to do so on his own. He becomes increasingly frustrated with Mrs. Penniman’s failure to keep her promise to prepare Catherine, and is noticeably upset when he makes his final visit to Catherine. She asks if he is sick, to which he responds that he is not well. She fears that he is overworking himself. He replies that he must earn a living so that he does not give the appearance of living off of her. He is too proud, he says, but she must take him as he is. She is unconcerned about whether or not he earns sufficient money to...

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