The Summer Before the War: A Novel Quotes

Helen Simonson
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I want to teach and study and write, as my father did, and to have my efforts treated no less seriously just because I am a woman.
-- Beatrice (Chapter Two)

Importance: Here, Beatrice expresses her dreams to Agatha regarding her life. Beatrice wishes to teach, write, and study, and be taken seriously for it despite being a woman in male-dominated times. Beatrice does not wish to marry or have children so that she may live as freely as humanly possible, and so that she may be taken seriously aside from having duties as a wife and mother.

Women like us need to demonstrate our worth, rather than demonstrating in the streets.
-- Agatha (Chapter Two)

Importance: Here, Agatha explains her own take on women’s advancement. Agatha supports the advance of women, but believes it must come through hard action in which women are able to prove themselves. She disagrees completely with protests in the street, which she feels...

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