The Age Of Miracles Analysis

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The book, The Age of Miracles, shows how the changing Earth itself, has multiple negative impacts towards characters. The Age of Miracles, is a book written by Karen Thompson Walker. The Age of Miracles, revolves around a growing adolescent named Julia living with her parents. The beginning reveals that the Earth 's yearly rotation is slowing and is causing multiple alterations to the Earth. Humans appear to be experiencing abnormalities and focussing on Julia at such an age, must find ways to adapt to this new phenomenon that will definitely change her life. Changes to Earth sets out multiple negative effects towards all species that inhabit the Earth. First, these alterations cause human feelings to shift such as relationships. Next, these…show more content…
First, love is a strong relationship but at times can be very prone to many factors and such changes can leave others heart broken. Julia’s father is caught by Julia cheating on her mother with Julia’s personal piano teacher Sylvia. Julia confronts her father to him explaining that he can no longer love her due to the changes that she has been going through. The slowing is event that is revealed at the beginning of the book representing the Earth’s rotation slowing down. Julia’s father is seen to love Julia’s mother and is evident in the beginning but it appears that after Julia’s mother has fallen ill due to the slowing he has started to turn away from her. Julia’s mother becoming ill is one of the prime examples that show the effects the change the Earth is having on humans. Julia’s father likely made the decision to stop loving Julia’s mother due to her illness which is directly caused by the slowing showing how the slowing has had an affect on the two’s relationship. Although this does not affect Julia’s mother, it devastates Julia and she is left ignoring her father throughout a large portion of the book. Julia is shown to be an adult as she decides to keep it a secret from her mother due to the fact that she is afraid that her mother would have a heart attack with the information. This brings upon the demise portion that comes with the slowing and Julia’s mother continuing to be weakened so far to the point where important information could be fatal, shows that the slowing is having an impact that is leading to the demise of humans. Next, family is an essential part of people’s lives, changes to family members can cause split ups which has the potential to devastate other members. Julia constantly thinks about her father and why he would do such a thing while also taking care of her mother. Julia is shown to be
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