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...the drawer and “... closed the curtains of the bed..” (2). The children wanted nothing to do with their mother. “... the son slowly left his armchair, and without looking again at the mother upon whom he passed sentence, severing the tie that united her to son and daughter, he said slowly: “Let us now retire, sister.” (2).
A dead woman’s secret reveals a short story discussing how children of a dead woman discover her deepest secret. The children couldn’t accept what they thought was so horrible. There was a lot of ignorance and carelessness portrayed throughout this short story. The theme of ungratefulness was revealed in this story; The author depicted how disrespecting someone can inturn feed you with information you may wish you never knew and how someone can do one wrong thing and it immediately erases all the good things a person did throughout their lifetime.
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