Francie And Lee Rhynor's Character Analysis

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Francie is heartbroken after finding out that her lover, Lee Rhynor, returned back to his home after war and had married another girl, despite his previous confession of love for Francie. This betrayal causes Francie to lose the last of her innocence, as she was “a girl who had come face to face with some of the evil of the world and most of its hardships, and yet had remained curiously untouched by the world” (463). Francie was six years younger than Lee, and though she was “tremendously innocent” and impressionable during their brief time together, she was deeply in love with him. She snaps back into reality, knowing that those who she truly loves have the ability to break her heart and deceive her, as Lee had done when pretending to be in
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