Events And Roles In Arthur Miller's We Were Liars

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In the novel We Were Liars, Cadence is apart of the Sinclair family and is one of the four Liars. Every summer the Sinclair family goes to their private island of the coast of Massachusetts. Every summer something seems to happen and Cadence never comes back the same. Cadence Sinclair Eastman is the oldest granchild of Harris and Tipper Sinclair. Harris and Tipper have three daughters Bess, Carrie, and Penny. Bess has four children Mirren, Liberty, Bonnie, and Taft. Carrie has two sons Johnny and Will. Penny has one daughter Cadence. They are all part of the Sinclair family and all have wide smiles and square chins and they suck up their emotions and act normal around each other. So in the following paragraphs I will explain how Cadence’s actions and thoughts change throughout the novel. I will also tell how certain traumatic events and accidents affect the way Cadence changes throughout the book.

Cadence Sinclair Eastman is the main character that goes through a series of events during her summers at the family island, Beechwood. Cadence is introduced into the novel as nearly eighteen and lives in Burlington Vermont with her mother and three dogs. Cadence and her mother stay in their house alone because of what happened with her father, he decided to leave them for a women he loved more. “ My father ran off with some women he loved more than us,” (Lockhart page 4) is what cadence tells about her father leaving her and her mother. “ Then he pulled out a handgun and shot me

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