Suicide In John Backman's A Man Called Ove

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Reading A Man Called Ove is a very perplexing journey. All the clues and details are given to you but it 's your job to connect everything. An example of this is with the hook. The narrator describes this hook in great detail and mentions Ove 's frustration because many people don 't know how to do it. The reader knows of the presence of the hook but not its significance until they learn that Ove wants to commit suicide. When I first read the line "Ove just wants to die in peace." ( Backman 46) I was shocked. Ove is so traditional and has so many principles that he will not relent on. I find it kind of ironic that something like this would even cross his mind. It challenged my viewpoint on older people. The fact that suicide is not only

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