Drover's Wife

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The Drover’s Wife, by Henry Lawson, describes a woman who lived in the old house which was built of round timber, slabs, and bark, and she married to man who is drover. This couple had four children. The story mainly tells readers about problems that the drover’s wife met and she tried to deal with without husband’s assistance. One day, there was a snake in the house. To protect her children, she stayed awake all night to guard her children while her children were sleeping on the table in the kitchen. At the end, she and her snake-dog killed snake and burnt it in the next morning. Among all characters represented in the story, I am interested in Drover’s wife the most for three main reasons. First, she was a clever and patient woman, for the fact that she had fought all difficult tasks without husband’s help. For example, she was used to being left alone because after she married to drover, they met drought of eighteen months that made her husband leave home. Therefore, she did all tasks in family such as looking after cows, taking care children and so on.
She is also bright because during snake in her house it was sunset and thunderstorm was coming. She could not stand outside her house, and then she quickly decided to pick up several armfuls of firewood into kitchen and took her children there. Finally she made table in kitchen as bed for children sleep. Second, she was not only a protective wife but also a good wife because one day after there was snake in her house, all night long, she kept her eyes open wide to make sure that her children were safe and the snake would not bite her children. She also neither complained about living condition nor her husband’s absence, but she worried and thought about her husband’s feeling after dam was damaged by flood. Third, she was strong because her character was given an idea that women should not rely on husband or…...

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