I am barely aware of the words that issue form my mouth. He can't in all conscience refuse what I've said " In ninety-year-old Hagar Shipley, the restless, crotchety, and proud protagonist, Laurence creates a memorable character who reveals what it is like to be very old, physically frail, dependent on others, and tormented by memories of the past.
As Hagar got older she required more care. While lying in bed, very close to death, Hagar reveals her feelings to Marvin with unprecedented honesty: "'I'm - frightened. He says "Funny you put me in mind of someone Because of her upbringing, Hagar was always proud of the way she and her relatives dressed.
He would lean across the counter, spreading his hands, and smile so wonderfully you'd feel he welcomed the world" 9.
She rages 'against the dying of the light' with the same wrong-headed spleen that she had always displayed in the counterpoint present her pride is heroic" J. That's the indignity of it" Laurence, Hagar, however, soon remembers the lengthy conversation they'd had the night before and is able to forgive Mr.
Hagar is still scared but she realizes that she cannot battle or change God's plan: "The light is on beyond that open door.