Westminster Abby Themes

Micol Ostow
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Discovering new independence

"Westminster Abby" is centered on Abby's newfound confidence, that she can stand up for herself. She stands up to her 'psycho-overprotective' parents, and she stands up to the two boys in her life: one who treats her badly, and repents it, and the other, who treats her well. Abby's confidence comes from a self-respect that is bolstered by her good looks and bookishness. She is a straight-A student, so she can allow herself some experiments and experiences, even though her parents might not trust her. In the end, Abby's self-trust is borne out by her successful navigation of her relationships with James and Ian.

When James hurts her, she looks for new experiences to have, and when she finds Ian, even though she is quite nervous about talking to him, she finds that she is desirable enough that she can say what she wants without risking...

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