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In Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut Salinger presents us with a woman Eloisa who seems careless because she did not marry Walt the man she loved Throughout the story Eloisa constantly criticizes her daughters actions insults her old college roommate Mary Jane and is extremely inconsiderate towards her maid Grace She continuously bombards her daughter Ramona with commands as if she is a dog For instance during the conversation Ramona had with Mary Jane Eloisa told her to stop scratching to stand-up straight and to answer Mary Janes question but immediately Although Mary Jane and Eloisa are good friends Eloisa keeps on insulting her -telling her that she has a lousy career Also Eloisa is just as disrespectful towards her maid as she is towards the others saying she sits on her big black butt all day reading However at the end of the story after her sensitive conversation with Mary Jane about Walt and her violent encounter with Ramona Eloisa realizes that she was a nice girl Eloise loved Walt a man that made her laugh and feel good about herself Eloise doesnt love her present husband She talks carelessly about him to Mary Jane and says that she doesnt even know why she married him She even says to Mary Jane when she asked Eloise why she married him Oh God I dont know He told me he loved Jane Austen He told me her books meant a great deal to him Thats exactly what he said I found out after we were married that he hadnt even read one of her books Eloise thinks that her present husband Lew is an uncaring man who is jealous of everyone and everything When Mary Jane asks her Do you think youll ever tell him Walt was killed even I mean he wouldnt be jealous would he if he knew Walt was - you know Killed and everything Eloise says Hed be worse Hed be a
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