Winsome (Labels (Widow (Winsome's definition of herself), At first…
Winsome's definition of herself
adjectives tend to revolve around ideas of sympathy (negative)
At first conforms to this label
description of mundane day to day activities
'i felt fairly sure that this is not what society had in mind for its readers'
'Marilyn who was pathologically mean'
Unjustified, petty attacks
'if i was less of a Winsome and more of an Abigail'
'we all started to read the business pages when the husbands died'
role reversal based on circumstance
Penelope managing the farm
Psyche of women
Too quick to judge 'sisters don't get it...'
'i felt foolish'
fear of judgement
psyche of women
'would he fail to be disappointed'
'we're not spring chickens anymore'
i can't read this! I am a widow.'
sense of ownership vs fear
Penelope with Odysseus on her wedding night
'wit and clitoris'
'wit perhaps is the only real weapon for suvival'
Lonely 'in our society being alone can make one feel rather silly'
'its hard to understand sympathy... when really it cuts like a knife'
'...it was really more for me'
'it was not about possessing youth but being in touch with it'
'or at least the kind of woman who still had sex'