The American wife in “Cat in the Rain” has her own desires and wants. She seeks to find internal peace with material things. She wants silverware, she wants to have long hair like a lady, and of course she wants a cat. She asks for these things like a child would ask for them. She says, “I want to pull my hair back tight and smooth and make a big knot at the back that I can feel. I want to have a kitty to sit on my lap and purr when I stroke her.” She even refers to a cat by the childish term “kitty”. The wife wants to feel cared for. She admires the way the hotel owner treats her. This isn’t sexual attraction, he seems more like a father figure giving her the attention she needs; the attention her husband doesn’t give her. In turn, she also wants something to care for herself, like a mother... [continues]
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