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Parallel Story Lines in "The New England Nun"

Summary: Things that happen to her pet dog Caesar correspond to the life of Louisa Ellis in "A New England Nun" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. Both pet and woman lead isolated lives and have reputations that lead to their solitary existences.
In Mary E. Wilkins Freeman's "A New England Nun" there are two Paralleling story lines. The main story line involves Louisa Ellis and her future wedding with Joe Dagget and the second story line is the life of Louisa's dog Caesar. These stories obviously correspond in a way that prompts the reader to take a different perspective. It is though Caesar's story that Louisa may be seen in a different light and understood better.

To a society unfamiliar with Louisa Ellis she may seem uninviting and daunting due to the mystery of her solitary life. This parallels with Caesar's isolation and his own daunting reputation. This among many parallels between Louisa and Caesar leads readers to draw conclusions about Louisa's life, through Caesar's experiences. The "imprint of several of Caesar's sharp white youthful teeth," on a visitor's hand leading to his life...

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