Pond: A Novel - Stir-Fry Summary & Analysis

Claire-Louise Bennett
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Summary

"Stir-Fry" is a one-paragraph chapter written in the past tense. The narrator has thrown her dinner in the trash, but notes that, in that moment, she also threw out everything she never wanted to see again (71).

Analysis

It is important to note that this chapter, while incredibly brief, displays a possible life-changing moment for the narrator. Here, we see the narrator gather strength and make an effort to streamline her life in a way that will present more happiness for herself. She declares that she has gotten rid of things she does not want, which, prior to know, she has collected as corpses in the memories of her life. This short but pivotal chapter indicates that the narrator has had enough of her previous behavior patterns and will alter her actions. This opens up the second half of the collection to many possibilities. Perhaps...

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