Cliffs Notes: Howells's The Rise of Silas Lapham by Pat Keating

By Pat Keating

A grasping, unscrupulous guy loses his enterprise and lover. In his humility he starts to consider others and makes no longer a fabric, yet non secular and moral upward push. it is a e-book of tragicomedy, romanticism, realism, society and artwork, in addition to a examine of yank tradition.

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What happens to the mills Rogers put up for collateral? (Chapter XX) 34. What unusual offer does Rogers make concerning the mills? (Chapter XXI) 35. What is written on the slip of paper Mrs. Lapham finds? (Chapter XXII) 36. What does Silas have to do when he discovers the weight of his financial problem? (Chapter XXIII) 37. How does Silas burn his new home down? (Chapter XXIV) 38. What does Rogers propose that Lapham do to ease his conscience in the English matter? (Chapter XXV) 39. With whom does Silas try to unite his business?

His illustration of businessman's need for integrity based on sound moral judgment is shown through the events of Silas Lapham's life. Howells' plot is additionally used to express his ideas on art, the novel, and society. Quite often he simply has one of his characters, usually Bromfield or Sewell, make a statement on one of these ideas. Most of the time their statements are related to the plot only occasionally Howells has them speak merely for the sake of discussion Is the plot simple or complex?

What is Penelope's reaction when Tom Corey declares his love for her? (Chapter XVI) 30. What does Penelope suggest she do in the situation in which Tom Corey has placed her? (Chapter XVII) 31. How does Sewell propose to solve Penelope's problem? (Chapter XVIII) 32. What does Irene do when she knows Tom does not love her? (Chapter XIX) 33. What happens to the mills Rogers put up for collateral? (Chapter XX) 34. What unusual offer does Rogers make concerning the mills? (Chapter XXI) 35. What is written on the slip of paper Mrs.

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