Refund: Stories Quotes

Karen E. Bender
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She lay awake in the dark while the others fell into their dreams. Was it strange that Johnny the Weatherman had begun to shoot?
-- Narrator ("Reunion" paragraph 75)

Importance: Here, Anna reflects on changes that life can bring. She thinks about how her dreams have not gone the way she would have imagined them to go, and how the same is true for the lives of her old classmates. This includes Johnny, who opens fire at the reunion, going from being obsessed with the weather to a crazed gunman.

This was her life now, at forty: she had married a man whom she admired and loved… and they fell into the exhausting momentum that was their lives.
-- Narrator ("The Third Child" paragraph 1)

Importance: Here, the narrator explains Jane’s life as it currently is: simple, quiet, and full. The narrator is being ironic here in describing Jane’s life, because Jane’s unexpected pregnancy means life could get fuller. However, Jane...

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