Newland Archer A young New York lawyer who marries May Welland

Newland Archer A young New York lawyer who marries May Welland

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Newland Archer  A young New York lawyer who marries May Welland. Throughout the novel he  struggles between integrity and individual freedom, eventually choosing a life and marriage of narrow  conventions. He falls in love with the Countess Ellen Olenska, only to sacrifice that passion for a life  of duty. May Welland Archer  A young socialite, who marries Newland and settles down to a totally  conventional life, following the lead of her mother in all areas and representing the societal attitudes  of the wealthy social class and time period. Countess Ellen Olenska  A granddaughter of Catherine Mingott and a cousin to May, she returns to  New York society from a life in Europe, married to a dissolute but wealthy count. Causing a stir in  New York society by her unconventionality, she symbolizes a life of freedom from social restraints. Mrs. Manson (Catherine) Mingott
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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