• It becomes clear that Irene is fixated in the idea that if she does tell John about Clare’s true identity that the outcome would be worse on Irene. Irene believes that it would result in John divorcing Clare and later Clare would ruin her marriage to Brian which makes her not tell John about Clare’s true racial background. It also becomes evident…[Read more]

  • The idea that Irene lies to Clare that she did not respond to her letter because she did not want her to get caught associating herself with black people, explains how Irene did not want Clare to find out the true reason for her not responding back to her letter and how it would upset Clare. It becomes evident how Clare is willing to risk her…[Read more]

  • I agree that when they call Henry a monster, it is not only because of his face being disfigured. It also is because of his race being an African American. Instead of viewing Henry as a hero who saved the young boys life, he becomes an object of horror and repulsion to the townspeople. When Dr. Trescott defends Henry, he is excluded by his fellow…[Read more]

  • When reading “The Wife of His Youth” the blue veins society stood out to me as well. It is very ironic how the members of the blue vein society have a light skin complexion but are also part black. It becomes clear how the author wants to find uniqueness with the individuals who are mixed of race, of which in that time where looked upon as a…[Read more]