Unformatted text preview: This section depicts Clyde Griffiths awaiting trial for murder. With Clyde's tripod and camera discovered, District Attorney Mason presses for action. Samuel Griffiths secures counsel for Clyde; limited by Mr. Griffiths' stipulations (but stimulated by the political situation), Clyde's lawyers plot his defense. Indicted before a special term of the Supreme Court, Clyde is denied a change of venue, and Mason finds further evidence and witnesses. Dreiser achieves the sense of matters coming full circle, back to the gloomy opening of Book I, when the Griffithses of Denver learn of Clyde's imprisonment and Elvira prepares to help Clyde. In jail, Clyde wishes that someone knew how it all had happened. With hindsight he wishes that he had done certain things differently. Although Roberta's facial injuries were not fatal, autopsy reports indicate that the skull injury "might" have produced death; but, in fact, her water-filled lungs prove...
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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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