The Perfect Son Quotes

Barbara Claypole White
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After seventeen years of marriage she was tired of being the family fulcrum.
-- Ella (chapter 1 paragraph 11)

Importance: This quote is important in not only establishing Ella's character, but her role in the family. She is the center of her family, and it is weighing on her. This quote is especially important in showing the level of stress she feels especially right before her heart attack.

For sixteen, seventeen next week, she alone had been responsible for the decision making that affected Harry's life.
-- Ella (chapter 1 paragraph 13)

Importance: This quote is significant in defining Ella's role in Harry's life specifically, as she is the sole individual responsible for Harry's current life status and personal well being.

Felix had been the breadwinning workaholic.
-- Ella (chapter 1 paragraph 13)

Importance: This quote hold weight, as it not only informs the reader of Felix's role in the Fitzwilliam family, but gives light to Ella's viewpoint of that role. The term workaholic holds negative weight.

When they met, he...
-- Felix (chapter 2 paragraph 15)

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