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Sinclairs short story The Painted Door is a tragic story about loneliness confusion and frustration The three characters in this story all have their own personal dilemmas which tie up into one immense problem A husband who is simple hard working man is not consurned about himself and is comitted to keeping his wife happy His wife who is dedicated to him but feels neglected bt him is in desperate need for love and comfort A very handsome confident neighbour is anxious to ease her emotions by taking advantage of her situation The Painted Door is so well written with ordinary human-like characters the readers is able to understand the different desires each character wants Since there characters were produced so well the reader is able ro accept and grasp the characters actions at the end of the story The character of John is a simple generous man who thinks he has to serve his wife ro pleaseher He believes that hes wife cannot love him for who he is So he works long hours to made up for his big hulking body bad looks and his simple mind He has determination to give her things that his wife does not need but wants He also has a commitment to his father because of his fathers age and his distance away from him In the story a storm breaks out and John goes over to his fathers house to make sure he is okay Like every other storm when he leaves he always returns When he returns he sees his wife with the neighbour intimately and is heaart-broken He is now very confused and thinks that his wife wants to have a new enjoyable life Since he wants to make his wife happy he goes back out into the storm and disposes of himself His wife Ann loves her husband but is looking for some wnjoyment in life and
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