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One True Thing Chapter Summary & Analysis - Pages 47 - 66 Summary

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After the picnic, Ellen confronts her father, wanting to know why she is caring for her mother alone. Again, her father cites his work, claiming that someone here has to earn a living. Ellen believes her mother is reconciled to the fact that her father is not around. She recalls seeing her parent's feign affection to each other when she was growing up, but not engaging in each other's lives as couples should. As her father storms off, Ellen's eye catches a photograph of her with both her parents. She is overwhelmed with a feeling of guilt for the way her mother worked tirelessly to ensure a happy home for her when she was growing up. Spending this one-on-one time with her mother has led Ellen to realize that the differences she thought were between them, simply don't exist anymore.

Ellen remembers being at the...

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