We Were the Mulvaneys

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After completing the book, We Were The Mulvaneys, by Joyce Carol Oates, most of the questions I had about the book as a whole, were answered. However, I was left with a few unanswered questions in my mind. I also believe our TAI fits better with the second half of this book. There are more times in the book, where the places they live or don't live influence their lives. Before reading this half of the book, I was very uncertain about how it would fit in with the first half; but after reading it, I believe it fits very well and enjoyed it a lot. During the second half, many smaller problems occur for the family rather than the major one in the first half. It briefly follows each of the siblings lives, except for Marianne, where it goes very in-depth with her life. Mike Jr. has joined the marines, and now has a wife and two kids, and is very happy. Patrick has had many different occupations, but has finally settled down to teach children and also has a woman in his life. Marianne has also had many different jobs, because she does not want to stay in one place for too long. Finally, Judd, who has just recently moved out of his parent's house, is a newspaper editor in the town he lives in. Sadly, Michael Sr. passed away from cancer. Corinne now lives with a friend and they run their antique shop together. The power of place was much more evident in this part of the book. I believe this because of all the different places the family members have lived. The most significant example, was when Corinne and Michael decided to sell High Pointe Farms and move to a smaller house in the city. Michael left a few days before the sale was final, because he couldn’t bear to see the place where they had lived for so long, be taken from them. Once they got to their new split-level ranch, Corinne was very upset and couldn’t help but cry sometimes. When this would…...

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