A Secret Sorrow Essay

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Linda Lockhart ENGLISH 113-500 Mr. Matthew Williams 21 February 2011 How Can Love Never Fail? Karen Van Der Zee “A Secret Sorrow uses, Characterization, Tone and Irony to show that love is powerful and will heal any hurt. Anyone can say that what you hope for always doesn’t come to past, and then you may lose hope of it ever happening. It is possible to give up and live in despair or even defeat. This is very similar to Karen Van Der Zee, the writer of “A Secret Sorrow portrays in her story. Karen uses the characterization, tone, and irony to show how love is more than a feeling. The Characterization of “A Secret Sorrow played a significant part of the story. The story was written in 1981, when Faye has a serious car…show more content…
Faye in tremendous grief: it is like she lost a love one and mourning. The story has a smooth transition and dialogue, with natural conversation. The irony weaved into A Secret Sorrow as reveal how the love that Kai has doesn’t fade away with difficult situation, but grows stronger. Faye’s inability to have children, forecast her feeling of fear, because she has already predicted her relationship with Kai was not going to end in marriage. Kai’s gentle, sensitive nature soothed away Faye mental scars. Karen van Zee use of characterization, tone, and irony to help absorb readers into the story in a way that they feel they have experienced this kind of love. Many couples are not successful of keeping the love alive in relationship contrary to Kai and Faye. Even if problems come between the relationships there is no separation. Unconditional love will help one to work out their problems. Kai and Faye had adopted three children. They had two girls and one boy. They were from far away places. The children were from countries of war, poverty and tragedies They need love, food and care. The children came with their own issues. Living in America the children learn American culture. Kai love for western style invited the children to dress in this fashion (33). Faye would watch the children play, she was filled with love. Even though the children do not look like she or Kai she love them just the
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