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The Affair An Analysis Of Leon Ulris' Mila 18

587 words - 2 pages

The Affair In this paper I will try to explain to you why Deborah Bronski had an affair withChristopher de Monti when she knew it was wrong. Deborah and Christopher are bothcharacters in the book Mila 18 by Leon Uris. In Deborah's childhood there were some reasons that could have caused her tohave an affair. Her childhood is outlined below with some of the things that may havecaused her to have this affair. Deborah Androfski married Paul Bronski at the age of eighteen. Deborah steppedinto the world too fast, she had not experienced it enough. She had never really beenwith any other man. It seemed throughout their marriage that what Deborah's mothertold her about men was true. Deborah's mother told her to be careful of those boys. She told her that theywould make her pregnant. Deborah first became pregnant, and recalled what her mothersaid to her. Deborah also recalled her mother telling her that sex was ugly and painful. PaulBronski asked Deborah to get an abortion because she was so young. This was verypainful for her. When in bed Deborah served her sentence. The guilt of sex was deeplyimplanted in her. She practiced pretending to enjoy love-making so as to not offend herhusband. Deborah didn't experience either fulfillment or the smaller pleasures oflove-making. She was totally unemotional. When Deborah met Christopher she said she was drawn to him like a little girlthat took his hand and was led through the black evil forest to the golden castle that saton a cloud. The time when...

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