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In the Hands of Fate As the supposed force principle or power that predetermines events fate has an overwhelming control over people Even though everything has been assigned has been preordained and everyone must play his role nothing has been set in stone 185 In a way fate is like a maui mixer smoothie No matter which way the strawberries pineapples orange sherbet ice and guava juice are thrown in the blender it still ends up being the same smoothie Same goes with a persons fate The final destination has already been chosen but the path paving the way is still up in the air In her novel Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant Anne Tyler portrays a character who shuts herself away from society gives up on her life and is a bad mother simply because she believes that its fate and her life is destined to be that way Pearl Tull is a strong-willed independent woman She believes she doesnt need anyone else and that her family is enough When the neighbors showed up people she knew more closely she felt she way dying inside but she didnt lose her composure 15 Pearl puts on a faade of toughness for everyone else to see which isolates her from the rest of society But by doing that she is only hurting herself Everyone needs a person to confide in and to vent emotions to Its only human Her attitude also puts a strain on the relationship between herself and her children What he wouldnt give to have a mother who acted like other mothersHe wished she had some outside connection something beyond that suffocating house 59 Pearl doesnt really interact with the outside world and Cody wishes she did Its frustrating for him to see her mother so different from every other mother Every child wants to have a normal family but Cody obviously doesnt Even though Pearl tries to convince herself that nobody really
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