A Room Made of Windows Social Sensitivity

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Although A Room Made of Windows is set in the 1920s, it effectively portrays a common conflict of today—the tension between child and parent on the issue of remarriage. Cameron juxtaposes failed marriages among other characters with Mrs. Redfern's struggle to gain her daughter's approval to marry Phil Stanhope. Julia is forced to think about Mrs. Moore, their neighbor and Julia's friend, who has been separated for years from her husband because she was preoccupied with her career as a pianist. Another neighborhood couple, the Kellermans, fail in their marriage because Mr. Kellerman drinks to excess and abuses his children and wife. Julia is also aware of the tension that exists between her Uncle Hugh and Aunt Alex; Alex dominates the marriage through her purse strings because Hugh works for her firm. These marriages—filled with abuse and neglect, career preoccupation and failure...

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