Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (short story) Themes & Motifs

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Love

This story is an unconventional love story, as the way in which the story subverts conventions of romance are integral to the ways in which the story ultimately affirms the value and necessity of love as a central human concept. On one hand, the story showcases a romantic exchange of letters between two potential lovers, but the subversion lies in the fact that Ken’s letters are actually being written by Edith and Sabitha as a prank on Johanna. Johanna’s initial motivations towards contacting Ken are abstruse, but they could be interpreted has having their motivation in a potential romantic attraction. This idea is possibly affirmed after Edith and Sabitha write about longing to hold Johanna “in my arms” (424). Johanna decides immediately that she will chase this wild, unforeseen chance at love, and she immediately decides to go to Ken in Gdynia. The grandness of...

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