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Josh Capodarco

Throughout the novel, death is a constant theme. Oftentimes, the novel refers to death as a negativity. What role does death play in the novel? Also, what role does negativity play? How are characters defined by their death, or other’s death?

For example, Addie describes her husband as dead. Addie also speak about the death of words, or their negative aspect. For example, she says: “I knew that that word was like others: just a shape to fill a lack.? How does this play into the previous questions? Also, what about the fact that she is a dead character speaking in the novel?