Character Analysis Of Nights In Rodanthe By Nicholas Sparks

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Goodbye means the end of a conversation, not the end of a journey between people, meanwhile, courage means to do something that frightens one. It takes courage to say goodbye and it takes a simple goodbye to know one’s courage. Adrienne Willis, a divorced mother, is helping her daughter, Amanda, grieve the death of her husband. Amanda has been physically in the home of her children, but no where near mentally able to overcome the death of her beloved husband. The book, Nights in Rodanthe, by Nicholas Sparks presents the theme of having courage and second chances through love, heartache and happiness. To start, Adrienne’s love story to Amanda presents courage by molding an alternative model of what love can be. Adrienne further explains, “I know you 've only ever known your father and me. And I love Jack, because he is your father. But there 's another kind of love, Amanda. One…show more content…
Adrienne states, “People want pretty much the same things: They wanted to be happy. Most young people seemed to think that those things lay somewhere in the future, while most older people believed they lay in the past” (Sparks 173). Sparks gives this advice to readers allowing them to comprehend that they look for something that is in their possession already. They just do not realize it until it gets taken away from them as they get older, leading them to believe their happiness lies in the past. While younger people overlook it making it seem as though it lies in the future. Insight given by Sparks through Adrienne advises the audience to take this second chance to seeing happiness many are blinded by and start to embrace it. Sparks uses the idea of new advice through the characters as an indirect way of informing the audience of what is yet to come in their lives and how they should express and embrace their new thoughts and
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