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Still Life With Bread Crumbs - Family of Origin - Woman Without a Man Summary & Analysis

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Family of Origin - Woman Without a Man

Family of Origin

Rebecca’s mother, Beatrice, or Bebe, stays at the Jewish Home for the Aged and Infirm. From the roof, the river and the Statue of Liberty can be seen. Rebecca remembers never wanting to be a mother. Her generation either carefully avoided having kids, or had been thrilled to become mothers. Rebecca is somewhere in between. While she is not sure several children would have thrilled her, she is very happy with Benjamin Freeman Symington. Rebecca watches her mother play the piano beautifully, hoping she will be able to continue to supplement her mother’s ability to stay in the place. She next goes to visit her father, cared for by the seventy-year-old housekeeper named Sonya, who has been with the family for years. She allows...

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