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How do you think Derry’s mother contributes to his sense of alienation and isolation?

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Derry’s mother is overprotective of her son due to his burnt face and doesn’t understand her son’s longing for companionship. She treats him with a sense of pity and robs him of his dignity by perpetually treating him like a helpless victim.
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  • Mother is overprotective and doesn’t understand her son’s longing for companionship. 
  • She treats him with a sense of pity and robs him of his dignity by perpetually treating him like a helpless victim. 
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