Where D You Go Bernadette Character Analysis

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When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you, destroy you, or strengthen you. When Bee felt that her world was falling apart after the person she must loved the most fell off the face of the earth she used that as that as the strength she needed to attempt to change the situation. Where’d You Go, Bernadette is a novel written by Maria Semple that narrates the story of Bee Branch daughter of Bernadette Fox, a wife and mother, who cannot cope with her suburban life and avoids a stay at a mental institution by running away to a cruise headed for Antarctica. After Bernadette’s family and the police cannot locate her everyone is willing to accept the fact that she fell overboard and as a result perished,…show more content…
She was able single handedly locate her mother in one of the most remote places on earth with the help of the documents she collected and by deceiving her father into taking her to Antarctica. These events prove that she is able to thrive in situations where others would have been unsuccessful. While her father saw the trip as an opportunity for Bee to gain closure on her mother's death and move on with life, Bee saw it as chance to put her detective skills at the test and find her presumed to be dead mother. Although the others looked at the captain's report about Bernadette’s mysterious withdrawal with a closed mind Bee looked at it with an open mind and interpreted it as prove that her mother was alive and having such a such a great time that she didn't want to return. Bee discussed her ideas with others who claimed that her reasoning was too exotic, but she had abandoned all common sense and used her intuition to ask workers and tourists if they had seen any traces of Bernadette. All this hard work would eventually pay off when she was finally able to discover her mother's whereabouts. This once and for all showcased that Bee was wise beyond her
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