Mrs. Mike the Story of Katherine Mary Flannigan Themes

Benedict Freedman
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Coming of Age

The classic coming of age theme follows a child's growth into adulthood where innocence is replaced by a wisdom not previously known. Katherine begins as a naïve, adventurous, and highly impressionable sixteen-year-old girl whose body suffers the painful symptoms of pleurisy. Katherine embarks upon a physical, emotional, and spiritual journey which culminates in her transition into an enlightened woman who comes to terms with a harsh reality. She realizes that she is only one thread among the many that make up the fabric of life and humanity.

Through her relationship with Mike, Katherine is at first his willing student, eager to learn all she can about nature and the man for which she has feelings. Katherine is impressionable and through the first half of her life with Mike, she desires total oneness with him. She, in fact, wants to become him. As tragic events unfold...

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