Language In The Lovely Bones

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The Lovely Bones The Lovely Bones is a novel written by Alice Sebold. The story is about Susie, a teenage girl, who is raped and then murdered. Susie watches from heaven as her Family and Friends continue to live their life without her. The narrative perspective is from Susie. In this essay, I will be describing how Alice Sebold concludes The Lovely Bones and I will analyse quotes and the language used. There is quite a meaningful tone throughout the conclusion of the story. One of the language features Sebold uses is Anti Climax. The use of anti climax can be seen when Mr Harvey approaches a girl at the back of the bus station. Mr Harvey asks the girl questions such as ‘Are you travelling alone’. Which of course would seem quite creepy…show more content…
Susie is accepting that she should be kept in people memories. The effect it has on the conclusion of the story is that Lindsey has moved on and has decided to only remember the memories she had with Susie not what happened to Susie. There is a sense of closure now that she is only a part of people's memories. This quote displays how Susie is acknowledging that she is not alive and will never be. Susie feels more at peace now that her family has moved on, and Mr. Harvey is now dead. The effect it has on the reader is sombre. The end is quite sad and serious. However it is also peaceful now that there is no more problems and Susie is no longer…show more content…
The message Alice Sebold is trying to convey is to listen to yourself The Lovely Bones is a meaningful yet depressing story about how people move on from tragic things that can happen in their life. The novel is based upon the Authors personal experience. Which we can see clearly throughout the novel. There is a sense of reality that it could be anyone because Susie was just a normal girl like all of us but yet she has this disastrous thing happen to her. Alice Sebold makes the reader really think about the story and how it could happen to you. Throughout reading the story you start to feel all of that anger, regret, and misery that Susie has. You are brought along the journey with Susie and her family. You feel trapped like Susie
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