Sunday, May 07, 2006

I have finished reading section 2 of the book. So far, I am really enjoying this book. It is written very well with much detail and emotion, which really keeps me interested in a book. Nonetheless, there are many things in this section that captured my attention even more, while confusing me at a certain point.The parable at the beginning of the story explains how the mothers are all being protective and guarding their children, in some cases to an extreme point, so they wouldn't get hurt. I can see why the mothers would do that. (The reason being that they don't want their children to have to go through what they went through in life that hurt them so much.) In addition, all of the mothers tried to make their children perfect, hoping that if they did, it would be as if their children had a protective covering, so they could never get hurt. However, in most of the cases, their hopes and expectations turned out to have been done in their vanity.
However, in the story of Lena St. Clair, the ending confused to me. I am not quite sure how Lena's experience connected with the ending. Can someone please explain that to me?

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