The sun parlor is peaceful and coming to peace with other and forgiving. It a really cool story. The main point of the story is about how people think material things are worth more then human beings. The mom in the story understands that having a beautiful house is not as imporant then her kids having fun in the house. West, the main person in the stroy forgets that the sun parlor is just a room and doesn't want her little sister, Sis, to play in the sun parlor. Later on thou after her mom dies she asks her sister if she ever when in there and if she would forgive her. But, before her sister could answer West says she doesn't want to know; but her sister smiles so you can tell that her sister forgives her and that they both found peace. That is why it is a forgiving story and a story about coming to rest with past things in your life.