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Ruth is also isolated, and is described as “haunted” because of her experience with Susie’s soul as she left the earth. For many of the characters, this isolation does not allow them room to grow or to recover from their grief. Ruth at first is haunted not by choice, but later chooses to continue her haunted lifestyle when she moves to New York. There she spends her free time seeking out places in the city where violence was committed against girls and women and she takes solace in her isolation. Mr. Harvey is unable to grow out of his isolation as well, but unlike Ruth, he is in a more stagnant place: he is stuck in a traumatic period in his childhood and does not take responsibility for the crimes he committed.