Average Waves In Unprotected Water Summary

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Caring for a child is a challenge in itself. Being a single parent with a child who has autism is even more challenging. Tough times can make a person go through extreme measures. In the short story “Average Waves in Unprotected Water” the author helps stress this theme through the troubled times leading up to unfortunate events. When a point is reached that a person cannot handle the situation they must take action. Bet comes to a decision that will change her life forever. Once married and has just had a baby, her husband leaves. This created a challenge for Bet to raise the child on her own. She couldn’t work, leaving the family in poverty and in need of desperate measures. She often left her son to be babysat in the care of their neighbor.

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