- Back to Main Page Bernard MacLaverty: CAL
- Marcella's family comes from
Italy. She is small, dark-haired and she has brown eyes.
About five years before the beginning of the story, she
married Robert Morton, a Protestant from Ulster. Marcella
herself is a Catholic. Since her husband was murdered by
militant Catholics, Marcella lives with her little
daughter Lucy in the farmhouse of her parents-in-law.
- Marcella is very beautiful
and attractive. She works in a library to get out of her
boring life at home. She is discontent with her life
because she feels alone with her thoughts and problems.
Here you can see that she is very sensitive.
- Marcella has a very good
character. She wants to help other people and she is very
friendly to everyone.
- Sometimes she thinks that she
doesn't behave like a good widow should and so she feels
- She has got a lot of dreams
about her future and when Cal comes into her life she
finally finds a good friend to talk to. Later she even
falls in love with him but she is afraid of what other
people could say about their age-difference.
relationship to her husband and her attitude
by Doris Janssen
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