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THE HEROINE

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Marina Fernández Díaz

on 17 January 2014

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THE HEROINE

Patricia Highsmith

6-words-summary
Characters.
Lucille Smith
OPINION
In our opinion, this short book is really interesting. The thing we liked the most was the fact that the author doesn't reveal you important things, such us her obssession with fire or with misfortunes, until the end. This increases your attention on the book.
When Lucille's mother died, she decided to leave, forget everything an start again .The Christiansen's family hired her as the nanny of two children who live there, Nicky(9) and Heloise(6) .
When she received her first payment, which was $ 40, she burned the bills. She loved the kids, and she didn't want to be paid for taking care of them. She even asked Mrs. Christiansen if she could work for free for them.
Lucille felt the necessity of being love and being remembered forever. She wanted to be a heroine, and she thought about burning their house. If this happened, she will rescue the children and be loved forever. So she did it...
interesting facts about this story
Wish
Fire
Money
Death
Heroine

defense

Patricia Highsmith
- 1921-1995
-she was born Texas.
- famous for writing thrillers.
- 1946: O. Henry´s award for "The heroine"

nicky and
heloise
the Christiansens
PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF LUCILLE
HER MOTHER´S DEATH
REALLY WORRIED ABOUT DYING BECAUSE OF STRESS LIKE HER MOTHER
NEEDS
PSYCHOLOGYCAL HELP
SHE WANTS TO FORGET EVERYTHING ABOUT HER PAST, AND START AGAIN IN ANOTHER PLACE
SHE FEELS RELAX WHEN SHE SEES FIRE.
SHE REALLY NEEDS MISFORTUNES TO HAPPEN SO SHE COULD FEEL LIKE A HEROINE
CAUSED BY STRESS
SUMMARY
-5/5 . Considered the best short story of American Crime Stories book by GoodReader's forum.

-Possible ending: She decided to let the children burn inside of the house.

-Lucille was so obsessed with the kids that she needed to wake them up during the night to be with them.
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