Enoch’s Two Letters by Allan Sill : Analysis Essay

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Enoch’s two letters is a novel by Alan Sillitoe, and is about how a little boy get left alone by his parents. Because his father chooses to run away with another woman, only leaving a letter on the doormat. At the same time, his mother has had it with her husband and decides to go live with her sister for a while. She also left a letter on the doormat.
When Enoch return home from school that day, he finds himself all alone in the big empty house. On the one hand it is the biggest dream to be alone home for an 8-year-old boy, but on the other hand it can provoke fear. He kept thinking that they would be back in any minute, but they didn’t come so he had to stay all night in the house alone.
The next day he’s still alone, so he decides to
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Enoch has a pale round face, ginger hair and has a streak of red toffee-stain across his mouth.
Enoch has shown courage throughout the story, but in the moment he discover the two letters with his grandmother, he gets nervous and can only think of the worst: “thinking now that they where both dead for sure”.

Jack is selfish, he leave Enoch and Edna because he had an affair. Enda describes him as trustworthy, easy-going person who didn’t notice when somebody was upset, but when he did he accused that person of upsetting him.

Enda is also selfish, her plan was to live with her sister until she found a job and a room, so she could leave her family behind.

The relationship between Enda and Jack were very weak. They didn’t have anything in common, but never the less they had been married for 10 years.
Enoch’s grandmother, and Enoch’s fathers mother, is caring and come. She takes everything slow and tries not to act prematurely, to keep Enoch come. Enoch seems very secure in his grandmothers company, so I think Jack, Enoch and the grandmother had a good bond, before Jack leaved everything.

Overall it’s a very scattered family; otherwise the parent wouldn’t have leaved everything. And especially their son, which the both are sure the other part would take care of, wend they leaved.

The setting of this story is approximately about the late 1950’s, in a house in Nottingham, United Kingdom. Enoch and his grandmother gets off the bus on Ilkeston Road,

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