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The Role of Jack Salmon (the Lovely Bones)

Summary: In the novel The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Jack Salmon does an adequate job of keeping his composure as he suffers the loss of his daughter and wife. Throughout the constant chaos, suffering, and grief felt in the novel, Jack Salmon retains his role more than any other member of the family. Although all members of the family are left to deal with their own personal trauma, Mr. Salmon portrays a true example of a fatherly figure.
The local news broadcasts stories of rape, murder, shootings, kidnapping, and thievery to its audience daily. But what is it missing? Through these short segments and stories, the day-to-day life of someone closely related to a victim is not depicted. How, then, does a person know how to react when one whom they loved is torn from them? For most, merely burying themselves in grief and depression is not an option; one must continue to live and fulfill the duties of a daughter, brother, wife, or father. In the novel The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Jack Salmon does an adequate job of keeping his composure as he suffers the loss of his daughter and wife.

The Salmons are a typical family of two parents, and three children: fourteen-year-old Susie, thirteen-year-old Lindsey, and three-year-old Buckley. However, one day in this normal family's life changes them forever; on December...

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