Essay about `` Dark Places `` By Gillian Flynn

1161 Words Aug 31st, 2015 5 Pages
In our lives, we will be thrown into situations where we are forced to make decisions that affect not only our futures, but the futures of those close to us. When making these choices we ask ourselves, will I regret choosing this? Is this person worth the sacrifice? Will I be able to live with myself after? Sometimes we make decisions without ever considering the consequences our actions have for other people. In Dark Places, the novel by Gillian Flynn, Libby Day was 7 when her two sisters and mother were murdered. Having survived, she testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, a group of people intrigued by the massacre contact her and encourage her to go down a path that may prove that Ben was innocent. I believe this novel is about the choices and sacrifice we make in our lives, that affect others, in ways that we may come to regret.
Dark places made me think about how much people sacrifice to help the people they love. How far would you be willing to go to protect someone you love? Would you sacrifice your life, your future, just so they could live theirs? Dark places made me realise that people will sacrifice everything for anyone who means enough to them. One example of someone making the descicion to sacrifice themselves in order to affect someone positively is the actions of Patty Day, Libby’s mother. She arranges for the ‘Angel of Death’ to kill her, so that her children can use the money from her life insurance to…

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