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Irregularities - essay

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Irregularities Irregularities is the name of the short story by Courtney Jones in this story we are introduced to an affair betwen a Doctor and his assistant. The Doctor, better knowned as James Soleander, lives a highclass life which he can afford since he is a well payed doctor. He has nice shoes and weares cashmere sweaters something that the narrator never really had contact with until she started working for him. They are from two differente stages in society. The narrator says that James Soloanders office is furnished better than her apartment and one can only imagine the state her appartment is in or imagine the amount of money that James Soleander is in possession of. James Soleander is a doctor and he is attracted to the narrators heartbeat which is irregular and it is fascinating to him since he is a doctor and he says that "there�s art in imperfection" and that "true beauty lies in nature�s mistakes". ...read more.


This can be seen as a symbol for their relationsship. James Soleander is pulling himself more away from her and starts to make their relationship less affectionately, more like a boss/sectretary affair as it started out to be. This story contains many themes such as affairs, infidelity, motherhood, and most of all lies. The narrator feels a very strong connection to her baby that she is carrying inside, so much that the baby have decided that its mother no longer can enjoy onions. Unfortunately after three months of pregancy she discovers that she might not be able to hold onto the baby. Her world crumbles and she tells James about it his only comment is that he is sorry. Her only comfort is that now she can return to her short-lived relationship with the baby, smoking and drinking and ordering her food with onions. ...read more.


The more she gets aware of the baby the more James takes less interest in her. It could be that his sexual interest in her gets smaller because he can sense that she wants more out of this affair. At the endning of the story the narrator ask James for advice about a heartburn she has. He tells her that heartburn has nothing to do with the heart at all and that is a gastrointestinal matter. With that said we can see that their affair is over and he wants nothing to do with her anymore. Because he is a heartdoctor and heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. Futhermore he laughs at her while he walks away as if she is stupid for thinking that heartburn has anything to do with the heart. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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