The Purple Swamp Hen - “The Row” Summary & Analysis

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In “The Row,” the first-person narrator is unhappy that she has settled into a marriage with a man simply for the sake of feeling as though she was of marrying age and needed to do what everyone else her age was doing. She is fighting with her husband. They seem to do this a lot lately. Today, the narrator is fighting with her husband each time they run into one another around their new home. The narrator dreams of all the men she could have married and wonders if it is not too late to marry someone else and make a different life for herself.

The husband mows the front lawn because he is angry and he wants to get rid of some aggression. The narrator thinks of all the things she hates about him and her marriage. Then, he calmly re-enters the...

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