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Wu Ting
How would you interpret this sentence? How would you interpret this sentence? America has had a change of management. It’s as plain as anything in the magazine advertisements. All the July issues came this week, and where are the square-shouldered gals pouring Ovaltine for their children, the mother who knows what’s best? Who smiles ruefully and shakes her finger at that husband who used the wrong hair tonic? She’s fired. They’ve got scientists in now, white laboratory coats and reports showing that the ordinary doesn’t measure up to our brand. Goodness, they can prove anything: skin softness, quicker relief. I miss the mothers. If you didn’t like the taste of Ovaltine, you might have wheedled. With these new authorities, you’ve got no chance.How would you interpret this sentence “where are the square-shouldered gals pouring Ovaltine for their children, the mother who knows what’s best”? I think “the square-shouldered gals” are the same woman, i.e. “the mother” mentioned in the same sentence, right? Thanks. And this excerpt is taken from The Lacuna by Kingsolver.
Jun 19, 2015 9:25 AM
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Yes, those phrases describe the same women in the ads.
June 19, 2015
Wu Ting
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, French
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English