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Compare how Doris Lessing and the writer of one other story in the selection presents character dealing with the loss.

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Compare how Doris Lessing and the writer of one other story in the selection presents character dealing with the loss The two stories that which be compared will be the "Flight" by Doris Lessing and the "Superman and Paula Brown's New Snowsuit" by Sylvia Plath. In "Flight" the Character is the "Grandfather". The character's loss is his granddaughter. In "superman" the main character is a young boy. The character's loss is the dream about his "Uncle Franck" being a superman in his eyes. In both of these stories the relationships are between a young person and an old person. Usually the old person has different views about life therefore the argument can occur sometimes. In "Flight" the character deals with the loss by letting his favourite pigeon fly away. The granddad "clenched in the pain of loss". By letting his bird fly away he symbolises the fact that his granddaughter can go away as well. ...read more.

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As the soon as the Boy came back from school his Uncle meet him at the door. "How's my favourite trooper?" he asked with enthusiasm in his voice. Another point about the nephew is that he associates everything with darkness. When he was going to sleep he was looking out of his window " far across the darkening water". This sentence emphasises that the boy was feeling sad because usually darkness is associated with sadness and sorrow. "I marvelled at the moving beacons until it grew completely dark". The boy likes to compare things with colours. "These were the days of Technicolor dreams," he thought. His mother believed that he should get a lot of sleep so he went to bed early. "This was the best time of the day when I could lie in the vague twilight". He thought of everything in dark, gloomy way. " The dull, green light of late afternoon came closing down on us, cold and final as a window blind". ...read more.

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In "Flight" the granddaughter eyes "veiled themselves". This means that her eyes are partly shut and she does not wants to show any emotions to her granddad. In "Superman" when the boy got told off for doing what he has not done he pushed the chair away from the table, "not looking at Uncle Franc". The boy was not particularly fond of his Uncle so he shut the world in front of him by not looking at Franc. His uncle was like the whole world because the boy talked about him, dreamed about him and just loved him. So the superman disappeared. "The silver airplanes and the blue capes all dissolved and vanished". No more dreams about superman, no more stories, no more real friendship between him and his uncle. Everything "Vanished". All these facts and quotes sum up to make a good impact on the reader and to emphasise the fact of growing up and facing a real world with real difficulties. "That was the year the war began, and the real world, and the difference". ...read more.

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