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All I hear is how they argue -- the spite and anger in the man's voice, the life-sentenced quality of the woman's voice.

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    That would be the "quality common to people who have been sentenced to life in prison"; someone who is trapped, and bitter, who has no way to escape or to win; and who knows it, and has a bleak, suffering mentality because of it.
    – Hellion
    Jan 8 '15 at 16:08
  • @Hellion sounds good. Would you mind to post it as an answer? Jan 8 '15 at 16:10
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That would be the "quality common to people who have been sentenced to life in prison"; someone who is trapped, and bitter, who has no way to escape or to win; and who knows it, and has a bleak, suffering mentality because of it.

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