Bertha, from the story “Bliss”, thought that her husband, Harry hated her friend, Miss Pearl Fulton; while Mabel, from the story “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter”, have found herself a lover, who is Jack Fergusson. Bertha always tells her husband not to be rude to her friend, instead she tells him to be polite and gentle to Miss Fulton. Bertha doesn’t know that Harry is just pretending that he doesn’t like her, so Bertha wouldn’t suspect that he likes her. Mabel on the other story thought of ending her life by going down and drowning herself to a dirty pond near her house. She thought that her life was now worthless and meaningless. Now, that they are poor, she can’t stand people looking at her while buying the cheapest th
Bertha was so blind to see that Harry is just pretending to hate Miss Fulton to cover his emotions for her, she had worshipped him so much that she can"tmt see his faults and weaknesses; while Mabel becomes so hopeless when their fortune and riches had gone away, she didn"tmt think that a new life will come to her that will eventually make her happy for the rest of her life. Luckily, she was saved by Jack Fergusson, who is a doctor. Back to the story of "Bliss", when Bertha saw Harry offering to put Miss Fulton"tms coat on her, she thought that Harry is being kind and just repenting his rudeness. She thought Harry loves her so much. Jack at first doesn"tmt have any feelings for Mabel. She didn"tmt thought that Harry would leave her for somebody else. She doesn"tmt know that Harry likes Miss Fulton. Jack didn"tmt answer at first because he wasn"tmt sure if he loves her. When Mabel found out that she was wrapped naked in the blankets, she asked Jack if he loves her. She thought Harry and her were so in love with each other. When Jack told Mabel that he must go, Mabel thought that he doesn"tmt really love her because of her horrible smell. Like a child, she ran over to the long windows, and asked herself about what"tms going to happen next in her life, at the end of the story. Her heart was torn in two when she saw this scene.