Pond: A Novel - Lady of the House Summary & Analysis

Claire-Louise Bennett
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Summary

"Lady of the House" follows the narrator through a few typical days in her life. She spends time with a sexual partner, who is an unnamed man, she bicycles to the grocery store, and she does the man's laundry and ironing. However, while performing all of these tasks, the narrator deeply connects with how her mind functions and admits she prefers living in daydreams rather than with concrete memories.

The narrator continues to revisit the idea that a monster lurks nearby. She is not afraid of the monster and seems to wonder where and how often it will appear and whether or not other people will see it and fear it. She then notes that people often fear her too, a thought she finds to be ridiculous. She begins bicycling to the grocery store but is distracted by a large, full...

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