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The Best Years of Our Lives Film Summary & Analysis

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Characters

Milly Stephenson played by Myrna Loy

Description

Milly Stephenson is Al's wife. While Al has been away at the war, Milly has worked and run the family on her own. Unlike many women she knows, she has become very independent and self-reliant while her husband has been away.

Milly's biggest issue with Al's return is learning to relate to him again. She finds that he has changed, and so have Milly and the children. Al cannot seem to get his life together when he first returns, and Milly must continue running the family until Al can get back on his feet.

Analysis

Milly is a strong, independent woman. She has been able to hold the family together during Al's absence, and she is patient as he adjusts following his return. Milly is an example for her daughter, Peggy, and the two become very...

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