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Quote #1

So I took the opposite of my father’s advice and I’ve been happy ever since. And let that be a lesson to you, George, never ask advice on personal matters. (II.152)

Mr. Webb advises George not to listen to other people’s advice about marriage, as he decided not to heed his father’s orders.

Quote #2

Emily, why are you mad at me? (II.192)

George’s decision to walk with Emily and engage her in open conversation catalyzes the start of their romantic relationship.

Quote #3

After a pause, very seriously. Emily, I’m going to make up my mind right now. I won’t go. I’ll tell Pa about it tonight. (II.251)

George decides not to go to agricultural school in order to begin the next chapter of his life with Emily.

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