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The Things We Keep: A Novel - Chapters 17-18 Summary & Analysis

Sally Hepworth
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As told by Anna 12 months previously, Chapter 17 starts with Anna’s reflection on indulgences. When life is short, there is only one way to live, she thinks. This has been ingrained in her since her mother had been saying so for many years, as well. Anna feels this way about Luke, too. She has indulged herself in the romance and they are becoming very close. She still wants to commit suicide, but Luke is helping to think about her life in a more hopeful way.

At Rosalind, there is a showing of Romeo and Juliet. Anna and Luke go on a date together to watch the film. There is a glimpse of how fast Anna is deteriorating when she tries to put on makeup, but does not put it on right. The nurse ends up helping her to take it off after she...

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