The Little Friend Essay | Dealing with Grief in "the Little Friend"

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Dealing with Grief in "the Little Friend"

Summary: Discusses the novel, Little Friend by Donna Tartt. Explores the major theme of violence. Provides an analysis of the way the three main characters (Charlotte, Allison, and Harriet) deal with their grief over the loss of Robin.
"He was hanging by the neck from a piece of rope, slung over a low branch of the black-tupelo."(pg. 13) At the age of nine, Robin Cleve met his horridly violent demise. His death ravaged his family and shocked his town.

Violence is a key theme in The Little Friend, but it is not the violence itself that Donna Tartt focuses on. This explores how people respond to loss and the psychological effects of violence. In the prologue, Robin Cleve, the eldest son of Charlotte Cleve, is murdered by an unknown. Judging by the enormity and cruelty of the crime, the reader is lead to believe that the crime will be a staple in the book's plot. This is not the case; beyond the prologue, there is very little mention of the actual crime or case. In fact, the members of...

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