Theme Of Isolation In The Short Story 'Starship'

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My use of the theme of isolation through metaphor and setting in the short story “Starship” is effective because it helps reinforce the struggle of marriage and the alienation that both Jake and Abigail are experiencing. Placing the speaker in a setting that is away from her husband coherently reflects the divide and thus the isolation between the couple. “He shuts the door. […]I make my way downstairs […] and quietly step out the door into the ripening night”. The speaker’s inner hurt and isolation is matched by the quiet, post-rain night that is interrupted by the sound of a motorcycle engine. “I forget the sting of betrayal […] but the roar of a motorcycle’s engine somewhere in the distance bluntly lulls me back to reality”. I juxtaposed
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