The Widower's Tale Themes & Motifs

Julia Glass
This Study Guide consists of approximately 34 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Widower's Tale.
This section contains 1,247 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Widower's Tale Study Guide

Family

The Widower's Tale is a story about family and the interpersonal dynamics that exist to create it. Percy married Poppy and they had two daughters, thinking that they would be a happy unit forever. Poppy's death altered the dynamic, but a family remained. Today, Percy struggles with relating to his two daughters and thinks that it should be easier since he is essentially the one who raised them. That does not necessarily guarantee knowledge of a child who becomes an adult, plus the dynamic of parent and child alters when the child also becomes an adult. Percy does his best at keeping his family together through phone calls, visits and dinners because it is important to him that the family remain intact.

Percy is also good at cultivating inter-generational relationships with his grandchildren, especially Robert, not only because it keeps him young but he enjoys being...

(read more)

This section contains 1,247 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Widower's Tale Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Widower's Tale from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook