Mrs. Warren could easily be accused of lying to her daughter Vivie. Vivie was brought up to be a respectable and well-informed young woman, without the help and teachings of her mother. She spent much of her life away from her mother and in the care of others, because her mother was always traveling and busy with work. Vivie explains this to ...
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...uth to Vivie; however, this thought is quite wrong. Mrs. Warren did care that she was not telling her daughter about her life as a prostitute, yet she did not want Vivie to get any ideas and she did not want Vivie to think differently of her. This is a difficult predicament for Mrs. Warren, and she tried to handle it as well as she could. The other extreme, of Mrs. Warren simply leaving out information, is how others think of the situation between a mother and her daughter. Mrs. Warren knew she would tell Vivie about the past in due time, but she wanted to protect her daughter and keep her sheltered as long as she possibly could. When looking at the situation from this view it is easy to see how Mrs. Warren was not out of line by keeping the secret from her daughter. There are some stories that are supposed to be shared, but some things are better off unknown.
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