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Gift from the Sea Chapter Summary & Analysis - Oyster Bed Summary

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Oyster Bed Summary and Analysis

The author continues to be contemplative and somewhat melancholy. Despite the realizations that elude so many, Anne seems to accept and yet regret that the middle years have come. While the author's intention is to survive the societal implications of age, the realities still push in the wrong direction. It is apparent that the author wants to learn to embrace the future and the potential that comes with it. The metaphor of the oyster shell and the home make it clear that while the author strives to move forward, the lure of home and family are much too strong.

The author notes that while it is unrealistic to expect duration in one's life and relationships, it is something everyone strives for and desires. Marriage is intended to bring continuity to a relationship. While this is its intention, the continuity does not ensure that...

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