We did not say she was crazy then. We believed she had to do that. We remembered all the young men her father had driven away, and we knew that with nothing left, she would have to cling to that which had robbed her, as people will.
The entire time the town did nothing to prevent her from being crazy.They would let it go like it was nothing. They could have prevented her husbands deaths possibly. She was also afraid of change and letting go of anything in her life to the point where she was in complete denial. She was only used to her fathers ways and still followed them after his death. it was all very ironic in the context. the town was just as much afraid of her as she was of change.
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