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Anger and disappointment can be a source of many things Hagars anger and disappointment can be seen from her guilt and her criminal ways Through Hagars guilt she feels anger for what she did and disappointment for what could have been In the first paragraph of the book when she is telling about the stone angel on her mothers grave she states I wonder if she stands there yet in memory of her who relinquished her feeble ghost as I gained my stubborn one p 3 Hagars stubborn personality is the stem of most of her anger and crimes One of Hagars first crimes was when her brother Daniel was dying Hagar was unable to grant him the comfort Matt gave Hagar would not put her mothers shawl on because she felt that she was not like her at all Hagar feels anger at her mother for Daniels illness But all I could think of was that meek woman Id never seen the woman Dan was said to resemble so much and from whom hed inherited a frailty I could not help but detest however much a part of me wanted to sympathize To play at being her - it was beyond me p 25 Hagars father sent her to school out east to learn how to become a proper lady After coming back from college to become a proper lady Hagar wanted to teach school but her father wouldnt allow it Hagar instead kept her fathers accounts and played hostess Hagar meets Bram Shipley three years later and decides to marry him Her father does not approve of the marriage but Hagar marries Bram in a spirit of willful pride Hagars father does not speak to her ever again When entering the marriage with Bram she expected that she could change him into the image that she wanted him to be By doing this Hagar denied Bram the affection and sharing
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