Essay on Summary Of ' The Night With The Maples Homestead '

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Allie and Thomas were married at the Maples Homestead during a small ceremony the following Saturday, 20 of April 1861, at noon. Thomas had rented rooms at the Marshall House in Savannah for them to spend their first night alone; however, Allie insisted they stay in her room - she did not care to admit it, but she was afraid of what being married entailed. What if being a wife was not to her liking. She wondered if she could annul the marriage if she changed her mind. As much as she loved Thomas, the thought of being naked in front of him made her a little sick to her stomach. No one, other than her mother and several servants, had ever seen her completely unclothed. Moreover, the night before the wedding, when her mother had told her to relax and let her husband undress her and do certain things to her, she almost backed out of the marriage then!
Although her mother did not go into detail during her ’talk’ Ada Joy had a day or so before when Allie had ridden over to her house to tell her that she was getting married- Ada had told her everything, right down the ‘how much it hurts the first time’! Allie did not want to feel pain between she and Thomas- she only wanted the soft squishy sensations she always felt with him. Even remembering her grandmother’s talk of ‘flesh needing flesh’ was no reassurance that all would be well once they became one flesh…
When Thomas’ trembling fingers slid her gown over her shoulder so that he could nuzzle her neck, she began to relax a…

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