page 458 of 818 of Fortunata and Jacinta: Two Stories of Married Women

We have 2 women who find it almost impossible to act true to how they really feel: Fortunata is miserable being tied to her sickly husband and throws her chance at comfort away to be with Juanito. Jacinta is forced to act happy at King Alfonso’s restoration even though she’s miserable about Juanito’s unfaithfulness.