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Analysis of the novel "The Dress". Wanting a thing so badly from a person you are near, that you are willing to put yourself in emotional danger, is a scary thing. Sometimes it can be that feeling of might getting caught, that gives you a rush, but if you

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The dress Wanting a thing so badly from a person you are near, that you are willing to put yourself in emotional danger, is a scary thing. Sometimes it can be that feeling of might getting caught, that gives you a rush, but if you do get caught, you will realize that it was wrong of you, and you will regret. Like in "The dress", Flora does not think about the consequences when she "borrows" Rachel's dress. She knows that she might get in trouble when she spills at the dress and tries to cover it up, but it is not before she admits it in front of their mother, and their mother gets upset and shocked by what she has done, that Flora seems to regret. The dress is described as a complete wonder or in other words, it is perfect. ...read more.

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That's why I'm leaving", because it takes more than one issue to leave her mother on her birthday, we get to believe that earlier in the story when she is determined not to let it affect or ruin her mother's birthday. Their mother seems very depressed, sad and tired of her life. It is very clear when she says: "I'm so old" and keeps on by saying "I think I might leave my job", and off course it does not make it better when her daughters start a fight on her birthday and totally forgets about her. I suppose she is divorced to her daughters' father, since he is not there with them, and that is maybe why she feels a bit alone. When the mother says: "This is lovely isn't it!" ...read more.

Conclusion

A symbol in the story is the party going on behind them in the restaurant. It is also Larry's birthday and the people he is surrounded by, certainly know how to celebrate him. "The loud people on the table behind them started to sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR LARRY!" The shouts that once in a while is quoted in the text is meant to break the silence, so in some way it symbolises the silence by breaking it. The meaning of the story is quite hard to figure out and it is hard to figure out what the writer is trying to tell you, but as you dig deeper and deeper in the story, you actually discover more and more. I think that the main theme is to show how important good communication, understanding and appreciation are to a family. ?? ?? ?? ?? Mai-Britt N. Rasmussen, 2.d English essay ...read more.

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