Essay on Analysis of the Novel The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

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“These were the lovely bones that had grown around my absence: the connections - sometimes tenuous, sometimes made at great cost, but often magnificent - that happened after I was gone. And I began to see things in a way that let me hold the world without me in it. The events that my death wrought were merely the bones of a body that would become whole at some unpredictable time in the future. The price of what I came to see as this miraculous body had been my life.” In the novel The Lovely Bones written by Alice Sebold it that takes you on an expedition that re-lives the heartbreaking moments of a life and formation of new connections between the ones that were affected by the tragedy.
Susie Salmon, the protagonist is 14 years old when …show more content…

For example, each family member goes into Susie’s old room alone to grieve her death .They finally seem to realize that they need each other to get through this terrible time and accept that even though they will never have Susie back but can hope and try together to figure out what happened to Susie and who did it. Throughout the book they must learn to love each other again.The theme of grief is the most important theme in the novel. The Salmon family must learn to overcome the loss of Susie. Everyone grieves in their own way and finds a way to blame themselves or feel like its their own fault that the situation happened. Susie's family feels a sense of guilt for not being there for her. For example, Susie's father, Jack grieves for Susie.He feels like he wasn't there when his daughter needed him most which leads him to becomes obsessed with feeling responsible for finding the killer. Lindsey, Susie’s sister grieves over her sister by becoming a stronger person and not to talking about it. Susie’s also mourns her own death and the missed opportunity of getting to grow up, but more significantly, Susie grieves over the loss of living people. This theme allows us to understand the characters better.
While reading this book it could have easily fallen into the "same old, same old" category,

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