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The Keepers of the House Themes

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Love

Examples of both romantic love and familial love can be found within Grau's Keepers of the House. William first married Lorena. Theirs was a marriage of love but she died young and he spent years without a companion. Later he brought Margaret into his home. First she was simply a housekeeper, but they quickly became romantically involved and had children together. As evidence of his deep love for her, they went to Cleveland and were married secretly at a time when interracial marriage was prohibited in their state. His daughter, Abigail, also married for love. Her husband's name was Gregory Mason, and she claimed to have much in common with him, yet he came from England and ultimately their worlds were too different to reconcile. He returned to England and left her alone to raise their only child, the second Abigail. That Abigail also married for love. Her...

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