page 560 of 818 of Fortunata and Jacinta: Two Stories of Married Women

Dona Lupa’s thoughts about Mauricia are typical of so many people. Mauricia is an addict, true, but that’s all Lupa sees and she condemns the dying woman on her own deathbed, even with her daughter present. Sad. Mauricia knows her daughter will be reminded of her bad mother instead of the boogeyman.