In this paper I will try to explain to you why Deborah Bronski had an affair with
Christopher de Monti when she knew it was wrong. Deborah and Christopher are both
characters in the book Mila 18 by Leon Uris.
have an affair. Her childhood is outlined below with some of the things that may have
caused her to have this affair.
Deborah Androfski married Paul Bronski at the age of eighteen. Deborah stepped
told her about men was true.
Deborah?s mother told her to be careful of those boys. She told her that they
would make her pregnant. Deborah first became pregnant, and recalled what her mother
said to her.
Deborah also recalled her mother telling her that sex was ugly and painful. Paul
painful for her. When in bed Deborah served her sentence. The guilt of sex was deeply
implanted in her. She practiced pretending to enjoy love-making so as to not offend her
husband. Deborah didn?t experience either fulfillment or the smaller pleasures of
love-making. She was totally unemotional.
When Deborah met Christopher she said she was drawn to him like a little girl
a tantrum, and Chris understood completely that it was her fear of an inability to perform.
Deborah opened herself to Chris and he understood her problems. He unlocked all her
years of frustration and drove them from her.
Deborah had an affair in part because she was told so many things bad about boys
during her childhood. When she married Paul all of those bad things seemed to be true.
Then when Deborah met Chris she could pour her problems out to him, which she could
not do with Paul. She felt so good when she was around Chris it was like regaining a
piece of her life she never had with Paul.
intellect, 2nd – conscience, 3rd – will). Deborah?s conscience is what she distinguishes
right from wrong with. She was obviously taught that an affair was wrong, sometime in
her life. There is another factor though which disrupts this relationship, which is
emotions. Deborah?s emotions were so strong that a cloud formed over her conscience
this is why some people, including Deborah, have an affair even though they have a
when she knew right from wrong.