Kelso High School. English Department. Chapter Five. In today’s lesson we will:. Analyse chapter five of the text in relation to: plot characterisation symbolism irony
theme: grief and loss
The member of the family who suffers in
She feels she needs to be strong for
She looks like Susie and people are
reminded of Susie everytime they
look at her.
Her mother shuts her out, lies to her
and then leaves.
Other people move on and forget
what has happened to the Salmon family.
Buckley leans on her.
Her father has lost his will to live.
Lindsey’s boyfriend and future husband.
He helps her heal by filling the void left by
Susie’s death and the departure of her mother.
His Christmas gift of a broken heart symbolises
that he recognises how Lindsey feels and wants
to help her heal.
Is more affected by Susie’s death than his
Jack has entered the second stage of the grieving process - anger and guilt.
Abigail is still in the first stage of shock
and denial. She is stunned and bewildered
doing things that are silly and unnecessary.
Her desire for her children to disppear
foreshadows her later decision to leave