A Death Of A Terrible Car Accident Essay

1215 Words Apr 25th, 2016 5 Pages
No one knows when someone in their life is going to pass away. Grief is an emotion no one can deny when they lose a person in their life, especially when it was someone you were so close to. In the story A Death in the Family, the main character, Rufus, loses his father in a terrible car accident. Throughout the book the family is learning to cope with the death of their loved one. Through this novel the reader learns the pain and memories of the characters, Rufus and his mother Mary, told throughout the story. This novel shows the many emotions of what it is like to lose a loved one. In the story, it shows that if you have your family around you to support and build you up, you can overcome a death of a loved one, and you may even come closer together. This book has also become known as a “horrific nightmare” because it shows the nightmare of losing someone in an unexpected and tragic way. Agee, just like Rufus, throughout writing this book is trying to piece together his own father’s death by writing about it. With the death of his father they say that’s what shaped Agee’s life and writing, just like Rufus in the book. The main purpose of this novel was James Agee, the author, was trying to heroize his father’s death. In the novel “A Death in the Family”, the main conflict portrayed in the story is man vs fate. The conflict is evidenced by the various characters struggling to cope with the loss of a beloved family member.
Throughout this novel the reader…

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