Imagine Me Gone Themes & Motifs

Adam Haslett
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The Tendency to Care for Another is Warranted Regardless of the Expense

When Margaret finds out that John suffers from a mental illness, she has a choice to make. She can either leave him or she can go ahead and marry him. She is trying to assess the situation when the doctor asks her if she loves him. When she nods, he says, "Well, then, that's how it should be" (22). She decides to go through with the marriage and cares for him. She goes to see him every day and walks with him in the rain.

Even when he gets better and they get married and have children, she has to remain vigilant. She says, "He has moods, and occasionally a stretch of a few weeks when I notice his energy flagging, and I don't suppose I'll ever be able to rid myself of the worry. I...

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