Do you think Mary Maloney really loved her husband Patrick Maloney? Explain why or why not.  

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I can see this answer going either way, so what is most important is explaining to your teacher why you think what you think.  

Personally, yes, I think Mary Maloney was very much in love with her husband.  I believe that she saw Patrick as the reason for her existence.  He is central to her entire universe.  If this were Romeo and Juliet, Patrick would be the sun in Mary's east. 

When the story first begins, the reader is introduced to Mary patiently sitting at home doing nothing other than waiting for Patrick to come home.  She continually checks the clock to assure herself that time is...

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