Short Story Pompei Reaction

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During the process of recording my thought process while reading this story did not help me understand what was going on, the reason or moral of the story. Although i wrote questions down as i read the story, they still were not answered. One thing i liked about the process while taking notes, was the fact that it made me wanna find the answer in the text by reading it over until i got close. I would only recommend this process of reading if reading and understanding does not come easy for you because it helps break things down in a way to make sense of what is going on.

In the story Pompeii, Beth and Phil are a couple that are laying in bed talking about if they had died together during a volcano eruption, people would find them two thousands years later they would think they were happy together. As they had this conversation together, they were laying beside each other in bed after waking up one early morning. As they continued with the conversation of dying, Phil started to disagree with some of the stuff Beth was talking about. Later in the story we found out that Beth did not have any feeling for Phil when she put an emphasis on the word “think” when she said “they’d think we were happy.”
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Mainly because most people say different and simpler things to say to show their love for each other. One of the many things i thought about during the story was, why Beth would want to be burned in that type of way and not move knowing that their bodies were going to covered in boiling lova just to be discovered laying next to each other. One explicit thing that stood out to me in the story was when she put a emphasis on the word “think” because it was clearly stated that she was trying to say something but just didn’t want to tell him at the
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