Analytical Essay For A Secret Sorrow

A Secret Sorrow Essay

723 WordsFeb 12th, 20113 Pages

Linda Lockhart
ENGLISH 113-500
Mr. Matthew Williams
21 February 2011

How Can Love Never Fail?

Karen Van Der Zee “A Secret Sorrow uses, Characterization, Tone and Irony to show that love is powerful and will heal any hurt. Anyone can say that what you hope for always doesn’t come to past, and then you may lose hope of it ever happening. It is possible to give up and live in despair or even defeat. This is very similar to Karen Van Der Zee, the writer of “A Secret Sorrow portrays in her story. Karen uses the characterization, tone, and irony to show how love is more than a feeling. The Characterization of “A Secret Sorrow played a significant part of the story. The story was written in 1981, when Faye has a serious car…show more content…

Faye in tremendous grief: it is like she lost a love one and mourning. The story has a smooth transition and dialogue, with natural conversation. The irony weaved into A Secret Sorrow as reveal how the love that Kai has doesn’t fade away with difficult situation, but grows stronger. Faye’s inability to have children, forecast her feeling of fear, because she has already predicted her relationship with Kai was not going to end in marriage. Kai’s gentle, sensitive nature soothed away Faye mental scars. Karen van Zee use of characterization, tone, and irony to help absorb readers into the story in a way that they feel they have experienced this kind of love. Many couples are not successful of keeping the love alive in relationship contrary to Kai and Faye. Even if problems come between the relationships there is no separation. Unconditional love will help one to work out their problems. Kai and Faye had adopted three children. They had two girls and one boy. They were from far away places. The children were from countries of war, poverty and tragedies
They need love, food and care. The children came with their own issues. Living in America the children learn American culture. Kai love for western style invited the children to dress in this fashion (33). Faye would watch the children play, she was filled with love. Even though the children do not look like she or Kai she love them just the

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The excerpt from the book A Secret Sorrow, by Karen Van Der Zee, explains a woman's challenge of dealing with a permanent internal injury in her love life. The main character, Faye, was involved in a serious car accident that robbed her of the ability to have children. After the accident, Faye broke off an engagement with her fiancé and moved in with her brother. There, she fell in love with her brother's friend, Kai, to whom she had to reveal her tragic injury.

Faye's dilemma began with Kai when he asked, "Who is Dr. Jaworski, Faye?"� Dr. Jaworski was a psychiatrist to whom Faye was recommended to go, in order help deal with her depression. Kai knew of him because he had found a piece of paper that Faye dropped in his room with the doctor's name on it. Faye did not want Kai to know of her injury and refused to tell him why she was referred to the doctor.

Kai would not give up, though. He wanted to be with her forever, no matter what was wrong with her, but he did not understand why she would not marry him. She did not want to tell him or marry him because she would feel as if she had failed him. Faye felt she could not provide the life he wanted, a life with their own children. Finally, with persistence, Kai was able to get an answer from Faye. Faye said, ""¦I can't give you children. Because I can't get pregnant! I can't have babies! That's why!"�(27) Seeing Kai's unbelieving look, she grabbed his keys and drove his car home. As soon as she entered, Kai called to make sure she had arrived home safely. Soon after Faye went to bed, Kai came into her room. He...


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