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On the Lake

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English essay: ”On the Lake”
The definition of a good parent: Is it being the sensible grownup that is the perfect example of how to act properly, or does this interpretation of a good parent also include a “wild” site which allows breaking the rules from time to time for the fun of it? “On the Lake”, by Olaf Olafsson 2008, he reviews the problem of being a responsible adult and a good role model, and yet being able to be an interesting and fun person to be with.

It is a typical novel genre text, by the in medias-res, the short period of time the story stretches on, the few characters and by the “open” ending of the story.

The main theme in the short story is being a good parent. By this not meaning doing what is the safest and the
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4, l. 36), and saw them overturn, and him and his friend, Bjorn, sailed out to save them from drowning.

The end is quite an open ending, and it does not have an answer for what is going to happen next, a typical novel genre feature called a “cliffhanger”. It ends with Oskar suspecting an evolving sexual relationship between Margret and Vilhelm, while being out for scotch and the binoculars with Bojrn (p. 6, ll. 12-15). He checks to see if they are visible
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