Here We Are Themes

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In "Here We Are," a pair of young newlyweds are on a train to New York, their honeymoon destination. Whereas other Parker stories assume a certain sexual sophistication among the characters, this man and woman are apparently virgins. They have done the socially appropriate thing by "saving themselves" for marriage, but there is little indication that it will make much difference. Their marriage, like other marriages and relationships in stories by Parker, seems doomed.

Evidence for the couple's virginity can be found in their conversation and behavior. The subject of their honeymoon lovemaking appears fifteen times in the story, only to be met with embarrassment and a failure of language. "Well. How does it feel to be an old married lady?"

the young man asks his wife early in the story. Her answer sets the verbal stage for their future conversations on the topic: '"Oh, it's too soon...
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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Here We Are from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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