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… Divorced, Beheaded, Survived The story, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived, takes place in two different settings. The first (The flashbacks) setting we get introduced to is the childhood neighborhood of Sarah and her older brother Terry. We hear about them and their friends, and how they used to play together in the game of playing the Tudors (old English royal family). The flashbacks are between the years 1973 and 1974. The second setting is taking place in the present time, in the home of Sarah, with Sarah as the main character. She has a family with her husband Lyle and together they have 2 children, Coco and Mark. In both settings death is appearing. First there is the death of Terry and in the present path we hear about the death of…show more content…
The first word, divorced, can be used to illustrate how she and her brother takes distance from each other, when Sarah learns about her brothers illness. The second word, beheaded, can be used to illustrate the death of Terry. Not only does Sarah lose him but the other children too. They are avoiding Sarah. And at last the word survived, can be used to show the Sarah survives. The title becomes a symbol on that even if someone close to us dies, we have to keep on with our lives and not let it be a burden for the rest of our lives. Even though that it how Sarah’s is living her life. In the story Sarah has a huge burden. She keeps the death of her brother a secret to protect the childlike innocence of her children. But her attempt on hiding it is in vain, because Coco and Mark already know about Uncle Terry. But it’s not just to protect her children it’s also about protecting herself because the death of Terry still effect her. Maybe that’s why that Mark reacts the same way as her mother when Peter died. I can conclude from this story that the only way to get over the loss of a loved one is through talking with another person. -------------------------------------------- [ 1 ]. P.5, line 119-124 [ 2 ]. P. 3 line

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