page 354 of 818 of Fortunata and Jacinta: Two Stories of Married Women

The rich women who donate so much to the convent that cares for ‘wayward women’ have sinned more than the inmates. Fortunata finally sees Jacinta! She (though at first feels jealousy) wants to be just like her. She even pities her because Juanito is not the best husband (though Fortunata loves him anyway). Complicated.