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This novel begins and ends with the Bedloe family being introduced to someone new. At the beginning, Danny Bedloe, the son of Doug and Bee, who is described as a man who can do no wrong and a...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2020 11:23 am UTC

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The words "Saint Maybe" are an interesting nickname for Danny and Lucy's orphaned daughter Daphne to have given to Ian after his adoption of the three children. It speaks both to his cautious...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2019 7:54 pm UTC

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Lucy is the first life-changing event in Saint Maybe for Danny, Ian, and the Bedloe family. Her introduction to the family is what changes their destinies for years to come. Not only does her...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2020 6:12 pm UTC

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The character of Ian Bedloe is firmly established in chapters 3 and 4 of Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler as he deals with the grief of his brother Danny's death. At the beginning of chapter 3, Tyler uses...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2020 7:52 pm UTC

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In Ibsen's play The Lady from the Sea, Ellida Wangel has the opportunity to escape from her claustrophobic existence when a sailor she knew long ago offers to take her away from her husband to a...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2020 1:10 am UTC

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The title Saint Maybe can be applied directly to Ian's life, personality, and choices. In fact, after he takes in Lucy’s children and becomes their sole guardian, Daphne (Danny and Lucy's daughter)...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2020 10:16 am UTC

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In Chapter Seven, Daphne and her siblings, Agatha and Thomas, think that it is time for their uncle Ian to be married. In order to accomplish this aim, Daphne concocts an excuse to ask her teacher,...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2016 4:06 pm UTC

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The omniscient narration of Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler takes an interesting turn in chapter 2, when events are described from seven-year-old Agatha's viewpoint and Lucy's frightening meltdown is...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2020 8:38 am UTC

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In Anne Tyler's novel, Saint Maybe, Ian Bledsoe believes that he is the ultimate cause of his brother's death. Danny dies in a car wreck when Ian, angry that he has been kept waiting by babysitting...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2011 5:43 am UTC

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There are several ways to discuss the resonance of chapter eight with the title of Anne Tyler’s novel. Of course, in chapter eight, Daphne calls Ian “Saint Maybe.” It’s not a compliment. She’s...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2020 3:16 pm UTC

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It was wise advice according to the regulations and philosophical basis of the Church of the Second Chance, which basically exhorted its followers to pay for their mistakes by compensating their...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2010 7:47 am UTC

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In Anne Tyler's Saint Maybe, Ian is described throughout the first five chapters. Just in Chapter One, we learn several things about Ian Bedloe... ...Ian was seventeen and...large-boned, handsome...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2012 1:24 pm UTC

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Agatha is the eldest child of Lucy Dean Bedloe, and she is described as serious and unattractive. She takes on a motherly role to her own mother and her siblings, and she often takes on...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2018 4:33 pm UTC

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The Church of the Second Chance, with Reverend Emmet, gave Ian a second chance by telling him the truth about what some call true moral guilt. Ian had unintentionally destroyed his brother Danny's...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2010 5:37 am UTC

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No, she presents fundamentalism under a shady light in which the love and forgiveness you get from a Higher Power is proportional to your willingness to accept guilt and work your way up to...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2010 7:15 pm UTC

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In Anne Tyler's Saint Maybe, Ian Bedloe accuses his sister-in-law, Lucy, of infidelity. Soon after, Ian's brother, Dan, commits suicide. It takes a couple of years for Ian to face his role in...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2010 2:30 am UTC

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Several kinds of roles are represented by the characters in Saint Maybe. The most obvious role adults play in the children's lives is that of parent. First Danny and Lucy parent Agatha, Thomas, and...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2010 4:08 am UTC

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In the words of Rev. Emmet, in order for you to rid yourself of guilt over your acts, the Church of the Second Chance says: "You have to offer reparation-concrete,practical reparation, according...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2010 6:26 am UTC

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