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becke_davis
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Helen and Jake

When they meet, Jake is Helen's teacher, and she is his muse. What causes them to drift apart and divorce? (And note that Jake said he had tld Helen's father that HE didn't want the divorce?) When he returns, how has their relationship changed?

What is the significance of the fact that, despite the divorce and the years apart, Jake was the first person Helen called?
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Re: Helen and Jake



becke_davis wrote:
When they meet, Jake is Helen's teacher, and she is his muse. What causes them to drift apart and divorce? (And note that Jake said he had tld Helen's father that HE didn't want the divorce?) When he returns, how has their relationship changed?

What is the significance of the fact that, despite the divorce and the years apart, Jake was the first person Helen called?





Helen is emotionally damaged as a result of growing up with two extremely dysfunctional parents. She tried to create a new, "normal" life for herself with Jake, but she cannot help who she is as a result of her terrible childhood experiences. Jake is somewhat of a father figure to her, and represents the happiness she could have had, if she had been able to "escape" at least mentally.
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