When first read the topic ,not only was I srounded by happiness and warmth ,but it also call back my sweet memory of childhood,However， The first chapter strucked me , thoses who lived in 1970s of American was a palce where decayed social moral still worked. Accordingly,You can imagine in such a crule background，the story goes on a sad and depressed way. It’s the theater where he meet her , which arouses his sweet memory that he fall in love with her in childhood. Unfortunatly, he has engagement with his cousin . in addition she just experienced a failed marriage which is a big obstacles to their love because at that time a divorced woman could not be accepted by people. Experienced many obstacles, when they were deciding to elope his wife was pregnant .in consderation of marriage and responsibility the lovers separated eventually.Dramatically, after his wife died, his son told that the wife had known he has another women in his heart 。in other words, The pregnancy was only a means to keep him stay Although he is only 57 years old when his wife died , he is faced with his only choose to back to his hotel.All this leaves readers with a pity But Where is innocence the title mentioned ?.With this problem I summon up courage and read again What second read taught me is that the three are all pure.they fight for their own happiness by the mean time ,fight for other two’s happiness Newland for his wife's love, it is a kind of responsibility and pure love. For the love, the countess. It is a kind of pure, ego, loyal to the more enthusiastic love May, her happiness from her, but she pretend that is truly understand happiness of person, she gave them the opportunity, seem spellbound and passive, she has the newland and courage, even if she knew his heart have others, she is happy may eventually put it into practice What impressed most me was ellen’s words” I I can't love you unless I give Up you ！“ There is no deny the fact that your bride was always not your first love.though the two who loved each couldn’t be together eventually ,when they look back ,they owned the life, memory is also treaure.