Maybe Tolstoy started this way.
Yes, he's the one she married ... but also the one she divorced and "never said a kind word about" to Edie (or something to that effect, can't be bothered to look up the particular strip, hope you know what I'm referring to).So, while it may not be obvious why she married him, maybe the point is to make it increasingly obvious why she divorced/hated him later in life?
OTOH, that is pretty much the attitude the troops had back in the war. They were a product of their era. We can cluck our tongues at their backward attitude towards wimmen, but then we've had Civil Rights, Vietnam, Women's Liberation and all that other stuff since to change the culture.How hard is that to understand? It only seems shocking if you've never really read anything about the regular folks who lived in the 1940s, in wartime, in-theater.
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