//This is again from a novel. Could you help me with this?
In the novel, the pregnant wife is described as follows. "He" is the husband.
Even in morning disarray， with a belly like a scow， she was majestically good-looking. Her hair had the bright lacquered look of wet fallen oak leaves in sunlight. He blamed her for being born to privilege and admired her efforts to overcome it---and all the while he loved her， too.
Q1: A dictionary says that a scow is "a large flat-bottomed boat with broad square ends used chiefly for transporting bulk material (as ore, sand, or refuse) "...but does it apply in this case?
The belly of a pregnant woman sounds round rather than square to me. A scow has a bulky effect, so it works here - her pregnancy makes her large and cumbersome.
Q2: Does this mean that he blamed her because she was born to be beautiful (she didn't make an effort for that) but admired her because she made efforts??? What did she overcome? No - rather it is an inversion. She is born into the priviliged classes, but has joined the proletarian class. ?what novel is this?
Q3: When is "all the while"? All the while he blamed her and admired her? ... or, all the while they were together (there's no mention of it, though)? "all the while" = " all the time"