Analysis Of The Mentor Tomorrow By Kim Edwards

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"What would you have me do that I'm not doing? I thought this new house would make us happy. It would make most people happy, Norah." At this tone, fear rushed through her; she could lose him too. Her foot throbbed, and her head, and she closed her eyes briefly at the thought of the scene she had caused. She did not want to be stuck forever in this dark static night, David an unreachable distance away. "All right," she said. "I'll call the Realtor tomorrow. We should take that offer." A film closed over the past as she spoke a barrier as brittle and fragile as ice forming. It would grow and strengthen. it would become impenetrable, opaque. Norah felt this happening and she feared it, but now she feared more what would happen if it shattered.…show more content…
The author, Kim Edwards is very powerful as an author for she reaches into her characters' minds to reveal to the reader what they are feeling and thinking. She not only describes what the characters are struggling with, but provides dialogue that reveals their feelings. Each character's emotion whether pain or happiness is important to this story because there are several characters who are deeply impacted by the events in this story because their lives are intertwined in different was by the lies that are told. It is necessary that the author expresses their most innermost emotions, because it helps the reader get that much closer to imagining the logic behind each and every character's action as well as different emotions. For example, in this passage we understand that Norah is struggling with the grief of her lost daughter and doesn't want to let go of her memory, "Phoebe she would keep alive in her heart." (88) It helps us understand the reasoning behind her actions of drunk driving, dreams of lost things, and escalated emotion at random as well as other actions the character demonstrates through out the novel. The deception of her daughter effects Norah and explains why she bought the camera,"...So he'd capture every moment, so he'd never forget."(88) Norah doesn't want her husband, sister and not even neighbours to dismiss her daughter as unimportant. Norah's great pain because of the "death" of her child causes her to be scared of change, she wishes she could capture a happy moment, and stay in that moment-perhaps forever. " Don't breathe, she thought. Don't move. But there was no stopping anything." (89) She sees time as an enemy that might take away all that she loves. The reasoning behind her urge to freeze time in a Kodak moment could also be because she carried her daughter for 9 months, but when time came for her

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