A Cure for Dreams: A Novel Themes

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Good Neighbors and a Healthy Community

Lottie once says to Betty, "Anytime somebody's not looking out for themselves it becomes your business." This expresses a code that Lottie lives by. She cannot sit by and let anyone needlessly suffer, and whether her help is wanted or appreciated, she often intervenes for the benefit of others.

Once when a friend has a wayward husband, Lottie circulates a rumor that convinces the husband to immediately return home and stop his philandering ways for a time. Later, when this same friend, after years of abuse, kills her husband, Lottie steps in and alters the evidence because she does not believe that justice will be served by prosecuting her friend. When Trudy Woodlief moves to town and displays an utter lack of manners, Lottie puts aside her distaste for the woman for the benefit of Trudy's many needy children. Lottie does this in...

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