| Quote #1
It’s like what one of those Middle West poets said: You’ve got to love life to have life, and you’ve got to have life to love life…It’s what they call a vicious circle (II.26).
Reproduction of life is also the reproduction of love for life.
| Quote #2
Yes…people are meant to go through life two by two. ‘Tain’t natural to be lonesome (II.85).
Mrs. Gibbs argues that companionship is a natural part of life.
| Quote #3
I…I’m glad you said it, Emily. I never thought that such a thing was happening to me. I guess it’s hard for a fella not to have faults creep into his character (II.203).
Emily and George are compatible because she can see the flaws in his character.