Mary Dempster's Role In The Story

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Who is Mary Dempster? what is her true role in the story?; In fifth business she's considered as many things such as the wife of the priest, the kind woman, the victim, and the saint. , No one knows much about her past, it is only once her husband passes away that the Davies reveals that she indeed had an aunt. As an outsider looking in, I saw how much the guilt destroyed Dunstan with the passing years. "I made her what she was, and in such circumstances I must hate her or love her." ( p.24); The incident of Mary affected Dunstan in so many levels forcing him to make a major decision at such young age. The commitment he made to help Mary and Paul deprived him of his adolescence; Hence, he believed that this act of kindness would rid him of
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