Analysis Of Reconciliation By Polly Clark

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A marriage is a beautiful thing, but sometimes the marriage can be complicated. It is not always a marriage between two people can keep the love, and keep their marriage, as they promise when they get married. Some people are getting a divorce, and moving on and falling in love with another person. Reconciliation is a short story written in 2006 by Polly Clark. The story is about the main character Laura who is alternate between marriage and divorce. Laura is a first-person narrator because in the story the reader is able to know Laura’s thoughts and feelings. The alternated relationship Laura have is to a man called Vernon. Vernon is working at an office, and in the story, Laura decides to get a job at the office Vernon is working at, because …show more content…
She is showing up the first day at the office in the cloth she has been slept in, and forget to wear shoes. Laura is preparing how she can tell a lie because she does not wear shoes, the text says: “I hurt my feet... mountaineering, I’ll say” (p. 8 l. 4). It is not the only time Laura lies, she also lied to Vernon she told him: “I’ve grown some onions in the garden, and I had an interview last week” (p. 9 l. 64), the reason why she lied is that Vernon and her marriage is falling apart. It is really hard for Laura because Vernon has moved on, even though Laura really want him back, but it does not seem like it is possible for Laura to get Vernon back. Even when Laura is in a tough time, does it not give her the right to lie, and normal people will have had handled the situation …show more content…
Because the numbers are so close to each other, but still so different, the text says:” what about 22.48 and 22.49 – do they belong to each other? After all, they are so nearly the same. But then, 22.48 presents itself, collects its perfect partner and 22.49 remains unreconciled” (p.10 l. 94-96). Laura compares the numbers with her own life, the text says: “I fancy I can see my reflection in them, cut in half” (p. 10 l. 99). Laura figured out, that the number 22.48 have a perfect match, but it is not 22.49. The same is valid for her and Vernon. Laura is 22.48, and she cannot live with 22.49 because 22.49 remains unreconciled. But somewhere out in the world, there is a perfect match for 22.48. After Laura has figured it out it is not only Vernon there have moved on, definitive have Laura also moved on. She is ready to move on, and find the perfect match. The main theme in the text could be “moving on after a divorce”. In the text, the reader is taking on a journey, where you are following the miserable wife, who is fighting for their marriage, but most acknowledge that her husband has moved on. It is really hard for her to understand the divorce until she compares her and Vernon whit to numbers there are so close to each other, but still so different that they are no the perfect match. After that comparison, Laura is moving on after the divorce,

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