The Stone Diaries - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

Titled Sorrow, 1965, Chapter seven tells the story of Daisy falling into a depression. After she is fired from her newspaper job, she is angry and dejected and begins to neglect herself and her home. The chapter details the "theories" of each of her friends and family members as to the source, as well as the cure, for Daisy's depression.

Alice believes the loss of Daisy's column is the primary reason for her depression, that the column is the first time Daisy has been able to express herself as a person. Alice never believed her mother was capable of anything such as writing the column. Daisy's friend, Fraidy, believes that it is sexual repression that causes Daisy's suffering. Cousin Beverly, who is so grateful to Daisy for taking her in for these past nine years, thinks it is because Daisy is burdened with three...

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