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What were the old ladies like in "A Visit of Charity"?

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Posted April 16, 2008 at 4:39 AM via web

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What were the old ladies like in "A Visit of Charity"?

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renelane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted April 16, 2008 at 4:50 AM (Answer #1)

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 A young girl must spend time visiting an old ladies home as an act of charity, and is sent to visit the room of two old ladies.

The two are a study in contrast! One is a babbler, who is incapable of letting a moment pass in silence. She is silly and annoying to her roommate-Old Addie. Addie is cranky and bedridden, and seemingly at the mercy of her roommates continual chatter. She is suspicious and resentful of the girl's visit.
While her roommate is playful, snatching the girl's hat off her head.

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