Comparing Elisa's Marriage With Her Husband

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Elisa’s emptiness affected her marriage with her husband, Henry, who both did not communicate with another on what they both desire. According Gregory J. Palmerino, he describes “The third movement of the story clearly illustrates the couple 's problem with conflict and their overall inability to engage each other without evasion” (Palmerino). Palmerino interpretation of Elisa and her husband, Henry, is that they are incapable of communicating with each because they both chose to be avoiding one another. According to Palmerino, “Henry 's response to his wife 's indirect efforts to arouse a more authentic reaction from him fails miserably when he says, ‘You look so nice!’ (11)” (Palmerino). Henry tries to compliment his wife, Elisa, but fails

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