Dolores Discoll Character Analysis

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The first character that demonstrates one must avoid blaming and learn to accept that bad things happen is Dolores Driscoll. At the beginning of the novel, before the accident is revealed to the readers, Dolores makes an excuse for driving off the road saying, “A dog–it was a dog I saw for certain. Or thought I saw. It was snowing pretty hard by then, and you can see things in the snow that aren’t there, or aren’t exactly there, but you also can’t see some of the things that are there, so by God when you react anyhow, erring on the distaff side, if you get my drift.” (Banks, p 1). It is learned here that Dolores does not fully accept that the accident was her fault. She claims that the snow impaired her driving and her instinct as a driver

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