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Quote #7

When she'd left, I wandered over to the table where her books remained; they were what I had wanted to see. South by Thunderbird. Byways of Brazil. The Political Mind of South America. And so forth.

These books reveal one of Holly's more underhanded plans. She's educating herself about José's world, perhaps so she can become a part of it. It seems she can make plans when they'll benefit her.

Quote #8

"He'll marry me, all right. In church. And with his family there" (13.11).

Holly has actually allowed herself to dream of a more secure life with José. She's finally looking forward to the future and she feels confident that her dreams will come true this time. She's supremely confident in the plans she has for her life.

Quote #9

"Years from now, years and years, one of those ships will bring me back, me and my nine Brazilian brats" (12.4).

In a rare moment, Holly pictures herself as an older woman with a family. She imagines that she and José will have a big family and that she'll spend the rest of her life in Brazil. She's looking beyond the immediate future here and is daring to plan for years and years to come.

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