Stephen King's Dolores Claiborne

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Stephen King’s Dolores Claiborne explores the deep, underlying bonds between unlikely pairs. Vera Donovan and Dolores Claiborne share an intimate bond similar to that of a mother and daughter. Throughout the novel, however, this bond is often overshadowed by the fixed hierarchical relationship between them of affluent employer and low-income housekeeper. In this significant passage, Dolores and Vera share a quiet exchange during a rare moment of complete mental clarity. Dolores looks to Vera for maternal advice and is met with a decisive response. Evoking the Greek myth of Atropos and her thread of life, Vera inspires Dolores to take action against Joe, her abusive husband. Earlier in the novel, Dolores’ daughter Selena is able to repair

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