How I Met My Husband Questions and Answers
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How would you explain the theme of "How I Met My Husband"?

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One theme in the story “How I Met My Husband ” is that of class differences. Edie, the narrator of the story, works for Dr. and Mrs. Peebles around their house. She comes from a poor family and is quite surprised at the kind of work she is expected to do at the Peebles’ home. Even her family members laugh when she describes to them her chores at her place of work; how she uses a washer and dryer, how she did not have to heat water or even bake. Edie’s mother is surprised that Mrs. Peebles has to hire a house help, even though she only has two children and does not have a farm to tend to. Also, the Peebles’ home is luxuriously decorated—fluorescent lights and a double sink in the kitchen; pink-colored toilet, basin and tub and a three-way mirror in the bathroom. The Peebles think that Loretta Bird is a country-woman—a term that loosely denotes lower class women. Though also living in the countryside, the Peebles are different from Loretta and other such women as they are...

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