How does Clark expect his aunt to react to the concert?
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Clark knows his aunt will appreciate the fine arts of Boston. Clark takes his aunt to a symphony concert of music from Richard Wagner's Tannhauser, Tristan und Isolde, and The Flying Dutchman. She is intensely moved by the music and listens with tears running down her face. When the concert ends she says, "I don't want to go, Clark. I don't want to go." Clark realizes that she has nothing ahead of her but the grim drudgery of life back in Nebraska.