Collected Stories - Artificial Roses Summary & Analysis

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Artificial Roses Summary

Mina, a young woman who lives with her mother and blind grandmother and helps to make rose bouquets for their livelihood, awakens late on a Friday morning and scrambles about for a dress for Friday Mass. The only dress she can find is a bare-shouldered one with detachable sleeves, but the sleeves are still wet from having been washed the day before by her blind grandmother. When she runs out of time, she puts the wet sleeves on the dress and scampers out of the house. In 15 minutes, Mina returns and goes to the bathroom. She announces that she cannot go to Mass because her sleeves are wet and her dress wrinkled. Mina sits down with a cup of coffee in the doorway with her grandmother. Mina blames her grandmother for her missing church and tells the blind grandmother she needs...

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