My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry Themes & Motifs

Fredrik Backman
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Granny's Relationships

Granny's relationship with Elsa is the most important thing in Elsa's early life, and it is the most important thing to Granny as well. Granny stops traveling the world and doing her work as a doctor as soon as Elsa is born. She loved her career and even left her own daughter, Ulrika, in the care of others to do her job. However, she became completely engrossed in Elsa's life and it is obvious that she influenced Elsa's early ideals. When Elsa talks to Alf about wanting to dress up as Spiderman, Alf says Granny would have dressed up as anything she wanted and would have refused to let anyone tell her not to.

Granny seems to know Elsa better than anyone else, and she figures things out without any communication at all. Elsa has no friends at school and is often teased by the...

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