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Grove 1. Write a summary of Grove in about 150 words.
Grove is a short story written by Erin Brooks Worley. The story is about an alcoholic woman that is visiting her boyfriend’s parents. The second day of their visit the boyfriend crashes on his father’s motorbike. After everyone falls asleep that night the woman sneaks out into the bathroom were her shampoo bottle, with her whiskey, stands. She takes a couple shots thinking her boyfriend won’t smell it and goes back to bed. The next morning her boyfriend tells her he can smell it. Later that day they take to boat and sails out at the lake, where he turns off the motor and they start talking about kids and how they can’t have any because of her drinking. At night, after they got back, the narrator is talking to her boyfriend’s mother, while the boyfriend and his father goes to the shop, who tells her she need to stop drinking. By the time the boys got back the boyfriend’s mother talked the narrator into going home. On the way home the narrator’s boyfriend turns off the light on the car and drives in complete darkness for a while. 2. Characterize the two main characters and their relationship.
The narrator is an alcoholic woman, who is trying to find out what to do in her life. She doesn’t want to hurt anyone with her problem, but she does because she won’t be able to have children. The boyfriend is a bit quiet, he tries to overlook her problem but it’s hard when she smells of alcohol. He wants children, but can’t have any. 3. Comment on the ending.
It’s a different ending. He turns off the light on the car and drives in the dark. I think it’s to prove something to his girlfriend. Maybe to tell her that drinking is like driving in the dark, you never know how long you’ll get before you hit the wall. If you drink you never know when it’ll get too much and you’ll die. Driving in the dark is kind of the…...

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