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Summary Of As We Are Now By May Sarton

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As We Are Now by May Sarton is an emotional story that follows the journal of 76-year old, Caroline Spencer as she is placed into a nursing home by her relatives. While her physical strength has all but diminished, her mind remains intact - leaving her to consciously understand the subtle cruelties she and her peers are subjected to by the daily behaviors of the two staff members, Harriet and Rose. Caroline or “Caro” for short, draws many similarities between the home and a prison often referring to the other residents as “inmates” and the facility itself as a “concentration camp”. Beyond the content within the novel, May Sarton writes this novel as an indictment of how our society treats our elders and the public services set in stone to
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