The Other Woman Characters

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The story, though deceptively simple on the surface as indicated above, is fascinating and complex enough to raise a number of interesting issues that seem to call for clarification in the course of one's reading of the text: (1) Why was the bridegroom attracted so intensely to the tobacconist's wife? (2) Why was she so willing to come to a stranger's lodging on such short notice for a sexual rendezvous? (3) Given the social and domestic constraints of that period, why did her husband apparently not object to, and prevent, her going out alone at night for an unexplained reason to a stranger's lodging? (4) Is Anderson's story of "The Other Woman" merely a literary stunt that he whimsically thought up to show off his creative writing skill? (If that were the case, the provisional response might be that it would be difficult if not actually pointless to take the story...

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