As Suzy and Grace grew up in their parent's home, they both seem like strangers under one roof. What I don't understand is why don't they try to help one another due to their parent's strict ways? I only have one sibling in my family and that is with my sister. My sister and I are about two years apart, and I can not imagine one day where I can not talk to her. We both grew up together in a loving manner, she is the one I who to when we have family problems at home, and like Suzy and Grace, we are the same person.
The same person? That is a stretch to imagine of Suzy and Grace. Suzy is the quiet, patient, obedient sister while Grace wants to spread her wings to get out of her parent's life. What they don't understand is that their life would be so much easier if theyhad one another to count on.
One reason they can not count on one another is the fact that other people, outside of their home, put pressure on their self control. The men that Suzy has affairs with are who she goes to in need. Due to this fact, Suzy begins to rely, believe, and love some of these men that do not know who she is. For Grace, her ESL class and the gang that she is involved with is who she looks up to. They both do not need to look up to these outsiders. They do not know who both of these girls are, only Suzy and Grace know each other. What about family? Why doesn't Grace and Suzy try to become closer?
Once again, the Oxford English Dictionary states that sisters "have the same parents." Maybe the idea of "parents" to does not mean anything to Suzy and Grace. They both have the same blood from two people who raised them. Even though their parents are hard to deal with, strict, and sometimes mean, it does not mean that they both should disown their family all together as they grow older especially in the bond of sisterhood.
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship"
Margaret Meed 1901-1978