Career Choices in Focus

In this excerpt, it is apparent that Tourgée’s own career choices are coming into focus.

It is also clear that Tourgée is apparently very affectionate towards Emma and, the nature of his comments indicate he is contemplating a future together.

Though we cannot know, it seems from Tourgée’s statements that Emma is unsure of her future with Tourgée and may have conveyed this to him in an earlier letter.

Tourgée, for his part, responds with a statement that Emma must decide her own fate, yet he reveals a very tender sentiment for her that is probably intended to reassure her of his feelings.

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