Cold Pastoral By Marina Keegan Summary

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The story of “Cold Pastoral” by Marina Keegan is one of reflection. A reflection of when a person was alive and when he was dead, it also reflects on differing feeling upon another. Page one informs us about Brian dying unexpectedly. Claire is in the process of microwaving soup when she gets the phone call. Keegan describes the soup as ““I watched as the microwave droned in lopsided circles, but I never took the soup out. Someone else must have, Charlotte, perhaps, or one of my friends that came over in groups, offering foods in imitations of an adult response and trying to decipher my commitment.” Keegan goes into great detail reflecting on the heating of the soup but not eating it. Keegan uses 3 asterisks to show her reflections of Lauren,

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