In today’s lesson we will: Analyse chapter thirteen of the text in relation to: plot theme: Grief and Loss / Isolation
Plot Discuss briefly with your partner the main events of chapter thirteen. Check that your chapter summary notes include all relevant information. Chapter conveys emotional ripples spreading outwards from Susie’s death.
Theme: Grief and Loss Susie’s narrative conveys the way in which the family’s grief is tearing them apart. Jack wants to go back to work to try and distract himself. Abigail can only think about Len.
Theme:Grief and Loss Lindsey tries to help her father by agreeing to get into Mr Harvey’s house.
Theme:Isolation Abigail isolates herself further from her family - “Do you know how alone I’ve always felt?” Jack has to step in and take over her role as a mother - helping Lindsey shave her legs.