Ans. The Address is a short story which deals with a human dilemma and the aftermath of war. This story very beautifully showcases the complexities of human behaviour like anger, pain, anguish and psychological issues. Margo Minco, the narrator, after returning from her native city after war suffers loneliness and trauma.
She was already in pain due to the loss of her mother, and the misbehaviour of Mrs Doring added to the depression. Getting a call from Mrs Doring ignited a ray of hope as Margo found her mother’s belongings. These articles, like a table-cloth, Hanukkah, crockery, cutlery, etc. bring back the sweet memory before the war.
Embracing the truth that objects were just a part of the past, Marco decides to let the memory of her mother and material world go. Leaving behind the painful memories and moving to a brighter and happier world.