Give your first impression of Mary Maloney.

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Do you mean right at the beginning of the story -- before we know what happens?

I suppose that if that is the question I would say that she seems like a stereotypical old time housewife.  She is pregnant, she seems devoted to her husband.  All she is doing is...

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Do you mean right at the beginning of the story -- before we know what happens?

I suppose that if that is the question I would say that she seems like a stereotypical old time housewife.  She is pregnant, she seems devoted to her husband.  All she is doing is waiting for him to come home so she can see if he needs her to do something for him.  She has all the stuff ready so he can have a drink right away.  She is happy with every minute that passes because it means he will be home sooner.

So I would say that she seems like something out of a 1950s TV show like Leave It to Beaver.

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