Half Broke Horses


Jeannette Walls

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Margaret Conover Character Analysis

Ted’s other wife, with whom he has three children. Margaret is about the same age as Lily, though looks more aged from the stress of child-rearing. Not wanting to hurt her or the children, Lily decides not to confront Ted in front of Margaret but later writes her a letter detailing what happened.
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Margaret Conover Character Timeline in Half Broke Horses

The timeline below shows where the character Margaret Conover appears in Half Broke Horses. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3 
Women’s Strength in a Man’s World Theme Icon
...coworker tells Lily he is not on the road and that his wife’s name is Margaret. Lily rushes out of the hospital and heads to Ted’s office, where she waits until... (full context)
Women’s Strength in a Man’s World Theme Icon
Poverty and the American Dream Theme Icon
...life even harder for his wife and children. She does, however, write a letter to Margaret explaining what happened. Lily tries to sell her engagement ring, but the jeweler tells her... (full context)