Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Character in A Three Dog Life
In my novel, A Three Dog Life, the most outstanding character is Abigail. Abigail shows who her character is through her strength, tenacity, courage, love, pain, fear, and adjustment to her new life with Richard. Abigail's character is going through many changes as she tries to adapt to the conflicts presented to her. She finally understands that her marriage is in a new place. She moves from the city to New York State and purchases a cottage. She adds more dogs to her life as she understands her life and Richard's life through the eyes of her dogs. Dogs live in the moment. Dogs don't despair. Dogs adapt and revel in the joy of just being. These are the character lessons Abigail learns that help her cope with a husband who also lives minute to minute, and seems to be content in any space he finds himself. Abigail's development of character shows us how we are far more capable of change than we might ever believe and this memoir stands as a testament of that!