Both Vivian and Molly have kept the details of their past a secret. This served as a defense mechanism for survival. Reread pages 169-170 before answering the following questions:
1. Describe how this defense mechanism helped them endure hardships and live their lives in spite of their dire circumstances.
2. Vivian and Molly both know how it feels to be at the mercy of strangers. How did this shape their personalities?