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Boughton House

The Boughton house is the family home that was built by the Reverend's father at the turn of the century. The Reverend Robert Boughton raised eight children there. Symbolically, this home represents the family's relationship, and even more particularly, the Reverend Boughton, himself. He and the house are both suffering from failing physical structures, as well as internal parts corroding and not working. Once the house was immaculate, much like the Reverend. Toward the end of his lifetime and the house's lifetime, the attention to details, grooming, landscaping, and so forth goes by the wayside. Both look unkempt

Once the children return (Jack and Glory) the Reverend seems to rally, as does the house. Both start looking better, and the Reverend seems to be feeling better, too. However, at the end, when he dies, it is Glory who determines that she will continue to live...

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