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MIMI MENLO is one of two main characters in this short story She is not just one character among several it is her thoughts and actions that we focus on since she is one of the two main characters We take on Mimis viewpoint and judge her by her actions and see what kind of moral fibre she is made up of She has many faults but not many that cannot be forgiven we see this at the beginning of the story She secretly tries to stay awake and keep an eye on her husband She prescribed herself a weeks worth of Dexedrine to help her stay awake It was corrupt for Mimi to prescribe medicine for herself since its illegal To most people this would seem sweet but I think she should be honest and confront him with his problem of insomnia It says in the story that the dog Thurber would have restless nights and she would rub her fingers in his hair in order to soothe him It is surprising that the only genuine affection in the novel is shown by Mimi towards Thurber and Brian I may be thinking critical but why wouldnt Mimi do the same for her husband Everett when he was having sleeping problems Sometimes it is enough just to comfort another person without having to talk about their problems and just to let them know your there for them Mimi decides to confront her husband Everett like any good mate she becomes concerned and questions him Her job focuses on better understanding people through her patients talking openly But when Everett refuses to talk about his problems she subsides and lets him keep his problems to himself We see that Mimi is very observant when reading the story an example is that when Everett sleeps she knows he sleeps on his stomach Now Everett is lying on his back scared to sleep Her
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