Three Women Themes

Lisa Taddeo
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Innocence

The loss of innocence not only manifests itself within sexual relationships, but also with the awareness of the self. Lina has never viewed herself as a family-oriented woman or anybody prone to strong emotional outbursts. When she is unable to transform into the doting wife that she believes Ed deserves, she realizes that she is losing a piece of her self-image. Lina is initially unwilling to completely let go of herself and her image as a free-spirit and an explorer, at the same time that Ed is unwilling to see her as a woman in need of him. For this reason, she completely abandons her innocence to chase after Aidan and their sexually-based relationship.

An interesting character within the work who does not surrender her innocence is Maggie, for the reason that she lacks the constant knowledge of the future and its hardships that will befall her after...

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