Unformatted text preview: Newman calls upon the Grand Duchess and for a long time they talk about all sorts of impersonal things. He never has a chance to talk about the Bellegardes. Then an Italian prince is announced. She tells Newman not to leave because the prince might be a bore, but the prince turns out to have a lively and spirited conversation with the Duchess, and Newman is able to reflect that he has nothing in common with these people and since he cannot sympathize with them, it would be foolish to expect them to sympathize with him. He bids the Duchess goodbye. Out in the streets, he realizes that to discuss the Bellegardes with anyone would be extremely disagreeable. Later he dines with the Tristrams, and Mrs. Tristram discusses Madame de Cintré with him. She wonders if Newman could have been really happy, but Newman wanted the chance to try. Mrs. wonders if Newman could have been really happy, but Newman wanted the chance to try....
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
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