When Sarah and Strether meet

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When Sarah and Strether meet, he remarks how much good she has done for Waymarsh, but Sarah  has not come to discuss Waymarsh. The object of her visit soon becomes clear: "She had come to  receive his [Strether's] submission, and Waymarsh was to have made it plain to him that she would  expect nothing less. . . . The form of his submission was to be an engagement to acquit himself  within the twenty-four hours." From the structure and tone of the conversation, Strether realizes that  Sarah has talked with Chad, and she finally admits that Chad has assured her he will leave Paris  when Strether gives him "the word." Strether will not commit himself at this time, for he feels he must  first confer with Chad. Sarah attacks Strether's loyalties and accuses him of defending Madame de Vionnet's "outrageous  conduct"; she further insinuates that Madame de Vionnet is indecent. Strether realizes that Sarah  has not seen any of the beneficial changes that have taken place in Chad — the changes  he  has  witnessed. Sarah leaves the room angry, and Strether thinks that there is little hope for a viable 
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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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