WINSOM (Lables (Widows: Winsome's definition of herself - "…
Widows: Winsome's definition of herself - "widow"
Adjectives tend to revolve around ideas sympathy
At first she conforms to this label - description of mundane day - day activities
"i felt fairly sure that this is not what the society had in mind for its readers"
"Marilyn who was pathologically mean"
Unjustified petty attacks; "baulked at paying 5 dollar"
Narrow Minded that makes that you feel sympathy
"Wit and a clitoris"
"wit perhaps is the only real weapon for survival" - very similar to Odysseus
ownership vs fear
"it was really more for me"
"it was not about possessing youth but being in touch with it"
psyche of women
fear of judgement from the other widows - "i felt foolish"
Penelope: "would be fail to be disappointed in me" "we're not spring chickens anymore" - Ageism
Psyche of Women
to quick to judge ... "don't get it"
Lonely "in our society being alone can make one feel rather silly"
""its hard to understand sympathy... when really it cuts like a knife"
"we all started to read the business pages when the husbands died
Penelope managing the farm
"or at least the ind of woman who still had sex"