January 16, 2009

The Almost Moon: Helen’s Parents

Posted in The Almost Moon tagged , , at 1:13 pm by Ms. Davis

In many ways, Helen was closer to her father than to her mother. What does she mean, then, when she says, “My father had been pity to her blame, warmth to her cold, but had he not, in the end, been colder than she?” (page 277). How does her father’s death change the way Helen thinks of her parents’ marriage? Was he right to have stayed with Clair, or should he have left for Helen’s sake, if not for his own?

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