The Midwife's Revolt - Chapters 14 – 19 Summary & Analysis

Jodi Daynard
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In Chapter 14, Elizabeth tries to look at the positive aspects of her life, including her relative wealth with the farm, animals, and basic needs met. She has to fight her envy of Abigail's family and wonders if others can see her jealousy. She makes a promise that she will try to change her attitude to one of love with no room for envy. One day, Abigail visits. Elizabeth says that she knows she cannot change her situation, so she is trying to change her relation to her situation. She manages not to say that situation is “loveless, lonely, and barren” (90). Abigail invites Elizabeth for Christmas dinner, and Elizabeth says the memory of that day remains with her for years to come.

In Chapter 15, Martha returns and points out the state of disarray, prompting Elizabeth to say she should clean it up. By this time...

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