The Portrait Of A Pretty Young Girl

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“A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome wife are alike; to restrain her is to restrain the wind or to grasp oil in one’s hand”. (Proverbs 27:15-16 ESV) This is a story of a quarrelsome wife, a woman who will never be satisfied, no matter her station in life. The first two pages of this story tell of the desires of this girl, the desire to be envied, the desire for fine things. No matter how much wealth and fame a person has; it never ends up being enough.

From the beginning of this story; the portrait of a pretty young girl is painted with the authors words. Pretty on the outside that is; on the inside it is the picture of a woman who has a burning desire for the things that only the rich can possess. Things like fine clothes, fine food, and pretty things around her. Her hunger for these things even caused her to turn her back on a friend from school; a young woman who was rich, and had the things that she needed so badly. She had let her lust for the finer things, turn her into an evil bitter person.

Mathilde’s life was not as bad as she had convinced herself that it was. Even though she did not possess all of the things that she wanted, the third chapter of the story tells of her housekeeper and of the contempt that Mathilde had for her. When she was whining about having nothing to wear, her husband reminded her of the gown that she wore to the theatre. There was food on the table, and she had a husband that loved her. How many women would love to have the
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