Relationship And Symbolism In Vrnissage By Clare Anderson-Wheeler

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In every country and in every city there is a broken home, whether it is between the parents and children, or it’s just between the parents. Can a broken family be unaware of the misery in the house? And can there still be loved, regardless the misery? These questions are dealt with in the short story “Vernissage” by Clare Anderson-Wheeler, in which a boy named Alex is thinking about things he thinks is childish, meanwhile watching his mother and father getting ready to a Vernissage. He sees his mother struggle to impress her husband without even knowing, because he does not understand why they act the way they do. Through an analysis and interpretation this essay will shed light on the main character’s relationship and symbolism. Alex is a boy with fantasies, but he also has a slight idea of how to grow up. In the following quote, when Alex is home, after his mother picked him up, makes it clear that he lives in a bobble, where he…show more content…
The following quotes express all three characters emotions and ignorance. The first is Alex who is on his way home with his mother, the last ones I from the parents in the master bedroom, where the mother tries to gain her husband’s interest but fails “He looked into the bag but he didn’t want to disturb it. ” “She took a step forwards the dress and put out a hand to it […] ‘I’ll put it on for you.’ ‘Yes,’ he said, ‘We’d better get moving, all right.’ “She made no answer, just stood in silence. Then she sighed, and turned, and went into the bathroom” These three quotes show how the three main characters is, and it’s what makes the theme. The theme is a broken home with a family there loves each other differently. The wife tries her hardest to show her love for her husband, but he does not see is and just keeps ignoring his wife. While the parents struggle, Alex sees it, but does not understand it, and still loves them equally regardless their

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