Slater’s Mother

Slater’s description of her mother makes me believe that her mother is spoiled. Slater’s mother sees herself as better than everyone else. She wanted to enjoy lobster but, she “couldn’t lower herself to partake” since “it required bibs and thongs, scraping green gunk from dark places” (16). She brags about things to her friends that never actually happened during their vacation like painting and buying a second home.

Her husband no longer seems to be good enough for her. They argue a lot “about bills and house repairs, vacations and cars” (7). Slater’s mother likes to treat herself; buying herself a Steinway piano without letting anyone know. She disregards that fact that they can afford it but, blames their money issues on her husband. Slater knew that only hope held them up but, they could crash at any time (20).

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