Editha


This story is about a woman named . was engaged to George and told him it was his duty to his country to sign up and go serve in the war. wanted a hero for a husband and she secretly wanted him to go to war so that she would have that hero. After an argument with him she finally convinces him to go. George dies in the war and his mother blames for his death. is in denial and accepts no responsibility for the death of George or the reasons that he chose to go to war in the first place.
was engaged to a man named George Gearson. A war had begun and became excited about the concept of having a hero for a husband.
, right away started encouraging George to sign up for the war, ...

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their relationship over. She did not see how she could continue to love a man who did not love his country as much as she did. When George left, that was it for Editha. She decided that if he could not believe the way she did then he did not deserve her. She sat down and wrote him a letter and gathered all the things he had ever given her and put them all in a box. In the letter, she told him that she could not be with a man who was not loyal to his country first of all. She could not be with a man who did not believe the way she did and therefore she was breaking up with him. After thinking it over, Editha decided that she was jumping the gun and that since George said he would think about what she had said, that she would give him a chance to think her way, which she considered the only way.

George went out to a bar that night and had a few too many drinks with his friends. After a few drinks he became a little more patriotic and signed up for the war and even encouraged ...

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was involved in returned a lot of causalities. George was one of the men on the list that was killed. Editha looked and looked at the list hoping that there might be another Gearson, but everything matched up.

Just like she promised, Editha got up out of sick and distraught bed and went to check on George’s mother. Editha’s father offered to go with her and they traveled from New York to Iowa to George’s funeral.

George’s mother blamed Editha for everything. The letter that Editha had given George had made its way back to the states and into the hands of George’s mother. Now George’s mother blamed her for his death and said that she pushed George to go to war. She said that ...

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Added: 2/14/2006 05:00:17 PM
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