The letter Clare receives while in France with Bobby, talks about the mourning of death. 167 woman were burned up in a fire for no obvious reason. Traditionally women have been marginalized in many groups spanning the history of the world, those that were different seemed to be ostracized as witches and were killed in one way or another. Many of these killings were done by burning the woman’s body, sometimes at the In Caribbean communities older woman are the support; they offer the help, kindness, generosity, and care that the people will need to stay healthy. They are a physical representation of familial connection to not only one another but also to the land itself.