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a schoolteacher. Later in the paragraph the reader learns that indeed she has taught school. Ideally a typical elementary school teacher is perceived as plain, covered up without revealing skin, and young, which leads into the next component of the solitary woman’s character buildup. On top of being alone, the solitary woman portrays herself in terms of style as a plain lady. Upon entering the restroom the narrator states, “Not having a comb with her, she smoothed her hair with her hands, then stepped back, yielding the mirror to two girls who with a shared satchel of cosmetics transformed themselves without embarrassment, silently, expertly” (page 2). Through this statement it is obvious that this woman does not know much about make up and does not dress like a typical girl at a concert. The other ladies were rolling their shorts and unbuttoning their blouses. Throughout the story, Lovingood and the reader are both left unaware of what exactly this solitary woman’s name is. She is just this anonymous, plain, solitary woman that no one knows of. This woman shows how much of a fan she is of Lovingood, yet when she
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  • Spring '12
  • SchylarChapman
  • The Reader, Lovingood, solitary woman

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