Short Story Masterpieces - 'Cruel and Barbarious Treatment', 'The Sojourner', 'The Open Window', and 'My Oedipus Complex' Summary & Analysis

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'Cruel and Barbarious Treatment', 'The Sojourner', 'The Open Window', and 'My Oedipus Complex' Summary

'Cruel and Barbarous Treatment' opens with a young woman worrying about telling her husband of her affair. She realizes she is delighted at the idea of being a divorcee, because it holds a certain social status. She uses occasions with her husband to show a care and concern for him to entice the young lover to jealousy. Eventually, the newness of such situations wears off, and the woman tells a few friends to gain their reactions, but is surprised to find them seemingly judgmental. She tells her husband of her affair, in order for her relationship with the young man to continue forward. The two weep together, and she knows that moment is a poignant one in her life...

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