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“Yeah, well you sounded better when you were drunk.”

Tobias Wolff’s “The Night in Question” is about the narrator, Frances, having to deal with the maturity and character growth of her younger brother. Frank, the narrator’s little brother who is captivated by a sermon he heard in church, apparently turned his life around. At first he was reckless and an alcoholic, but now it seemed to Frances that “he wanted to preach sermons at her.” Yet the relationship between the two stayed notable towards each other throughout the short story. Although she gets sassy when she finds him using religion as a crutch instead of staying together like they had done for so long when their dad was abusive.

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