Describe the Colonel's relationship with Sara.
Different students may have different takes on this particular relationship. It is certainly unhealthy: though the Colonel claims he loves her, he regularly makes cruel remarks about her both behind her back and to her face. He dismisses and belittles her. Sara is painted as a mean and vindictive person as well, though readers never really get to see her perspective. Their relationship may even be considered an abusive one. It is troubling (and never addressed) that the Colonel enjoys fighting with Sara, since he comes from an abusive household himself. The Colonel may be re-enacting the cruelty he witnessed as a child in...
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