Analysis Of A Sorrowful Woman

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To what extent might “A Sorrowful Woman” be regarded as an unromantic sequel to A Secret Sorrow?
In both stories, the man is extremely supportive, loving and caring to the woman. In each story he shows continual patience and persistence. In the first story, Kai must convince Faye that he loves her and still wants to marry her regardless of her capability of bearing children. He says, “Why do you think I want for my wife? Because you’re some kind of baby factory? What kind of man do you think I am? I love you, not your procreating ability” (Van der Zee 35). In A Sorrowful Woman, the husband is also extremely patient. He cares for his wife, who is obviously stricken with some ailment. As the wife draws into her room permanently he assumes all
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