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Unformatted text preview: Though loyal to Sondra, Clyde has mixed feelings about his attorneys. He is torn between his lawyer's lies and what he knows (or thinks he knows) to be true. Sondra is torn between loyalty to Clyde and loyalty to her position in society. She detests Clyde's crime, yet suffers heartache for him. She hates his past, yet remembers his enthusiasm for her. She wants to see him or send word, yet fears the social reprisals. From the beginning, some people see Clyde as a weakling. Very early Mason tries to bully him. After four hours of questioning, Samuel Griffiths' attorney views Clyde as possessing a criminality of the most feeble and blundering incapacity. Clyde feels especially worthless when his lawyers discuss his defense as if he were not even in their presence. Belknap commands Clyde not to cry any more a public confession of guilt. A weak witness, Clyde falls into confusion and fear when the Alden family enters the courtroom....
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- Fall '08