Astronomer's Wife

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In the short story titled Astronomer's Wife, author Kay Boyle tells a superb story of Mrs. Ames a woman who has forgotten her strength and beauty, whose life is missing it's true identity because of her husband's control. Mrs. Ames tells the story in third person as the protagonist, with her being the main character. The plumber is antagonist, who brings changes into Mrs. Ames' life giving her back her lost identity. Mr. Ames uses …

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…and being trapped inside her own body. I believe that Kay Boyles had a message to all women when writing this story in the early 1900's, since their job was to stay at home while their husband worked. It may have been an uplifting story to those that were being mentally, emotionally, and psychologically abused, for those that were going through some things to teach them that "[t]here's a remedy for every ill…" (Boyle, 60).