"An American Tragedy" Book I By Theodore Draiser

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Подпругин Андрей 301а"An American Tragedy" compositionAs we read the first book of An American Tragedy we understand the might of the language and even the plot the author can put before us.The main characters face financial difficulties because of the period which takes place after the after the Great Depression, and because of their life style. Griffiths are from low walks of life. They live by doing their street missionary work. Many people seems to think it is controversial way earning money. So the protagonist of the novel - Clyde Griffiths lives in a quite troublesome environment. It's no wonder that the children of the family have an idea to change the life for a better one. So Clyde's sister Esta gives vent to her desires and makes her mind to perform an elopement with her boyfriend, not even letting her parents guess about the step.When Clyde reaches appropriate age he decided to start earning pocket money. It's not easy but he is capable and wise guy and soon he works in a splendid hotel down town. The new environment forces him to get acquainted with bell boys and other staff his age in the place. He makes friends there and feels the taste of a new life. It offers greater opportunities and it's more exciting. He quickly gets used to it and in the bottom of his mind Clyde feels that it's not the limit, the life can be much more better like the rich...

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