The Last Lovely City Essay

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Bussey holds a master's degree in interdisciplinary studies and a bachelor's degree in English literature. She is an independent writer specializing in literature. In the following essay, Bussey explains that Benito's social interactions are awkward because he is grieving and not yet ready to develop relationships.

Described in the first sentence of "The Last Lovely City" as a "sadhearted widower," Benito Zamora is an aging doctor who is mourning the recent loss of his beloved wife. He is in the midst of working through his grief, and the process is painful and confusing. He feels alone in the world and desperately clings to the memory of his wife. In fact, memory of her is such a pervasive part of his life that he feels her presence as his constant companion; he imagines what she would say or think in various situations, and almost everything somehow reminds him of...

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