Sarah's Character In 'The Farm' By Joy Williams

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Sarah is the protagonist in the short story “The Farm,” By Joy Williams. She lives in New England with her husband of 11 years, Tommy. She is characterized as having a rather dim witted personality; she enjoys to talk but only when she has been drinking. Both Sarah and her husband suffer from major trust issues, possibly as a result from their previous marriages. Consequently, she often finds herself contemplating a divorce, but keeps it together for their daughter Martha. Sarah often entertained the suspicion that her husband was cheating on her. “Occasionally, he would slip his hand beneath her skirt. Sarah was sick with the thought that this was the way he touched other women.” (611) One night after driving herself and her husband home leaving
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