Short Essay Answer Key
1. Describe the setting of St. Hilaire.
Maureen picks the town of St. Hilaire because it is at the furthest point east that she can go. The town is at the end of the road she is traveling on and has a town common with four white houses, a white wooden church, a general store, a harbor with lobster boats, and a stone library.
2. What does Maureen do when she goes to the general store in St. Hilaire?
Maureen wears sunglasses and a scarf to hide the bruises from when her husband beat her. She buys some supplies for herself and her baby and then asks directions to the nearest motel. One of the customers gives her directions to the Gateway.
3. Is Muriel Noyers sympathetic to Maureen?
Yes, Muriel is sympathetic toward Maureen. She also was married to an abusive...
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