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Discuss how cultural circumstances effect a characters reaction to certain situations There is one major difference in The Good Corn and Turned and that is the reactions of the wives to their husbands actions In reality what the two men did was the same but how the two women reacted was entirely different Mrs Mortimer forgave her husband and Mrs Marroner up and left her husband This difference in reactions is caused by the different cultural circumstances that the two women were in Mrs Mortimer from the Good Corn was a farmers wife she was uneducated and had not known any other lifestyle besides her country one her isolation caused her to become dependant on her husband and besides him Elsie was her only companion Mrs Marroner on the other hand was a well educated high society woman She lived in Boston an upper-class suburb had a PhD and once lectured at university Because of her suburban upbringing and education she was a confident and independent lady who relied on no-one She was the more dominant person in their marriage whereas in The Good corn Mr Mortimer was the dominant partner In The Good Corn when Mrs Mortimer discovered that Elsie was pregnant she was at first upset but later realised what a blessing the whole situation was she had been longing for a child for so long and was hoping that Elsie would give the baby to her Mrs Mortimer was not overly upset with Mr Mortimer because she felt that because she was in a depressed state concerning her infertility that she pushed him away and also the fact that if she didnt forgive her husband she would be left stranded with no-money no possessions and not knowing anybody because of her isolated circumstances Mrs Marroner on the other hand reacted to Gertas pregnancy very differently At first she was devastated overly emotional and in denial that something like this could happen
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