‘The Other Couple’ | Analytical essay | 10 i karakter

In some cases, relationships become disconnected and bad as issues happen. Sometimes you need to be confronted with the worst possible scenarios that the relationship could lead to, to realize what is truly important in life.

The main character of the short story “The Other Couple”, 2018, by Sandra Marslund, has a traumatic experience. However, it might end up teaching her a thing or two about life.

The main conflict of the short story lies in the mind of the narrator. The text says: “I think back to the taut roundness, the little ripples and punches across its milky surface” (p. 1, l. 65)

and that undoubtedly highlights that the main character in the short story an abortion and most likely a miscarriage.

The narrator and her partner are in the hotel where the receptionist had told the couple that they were the only ones staying there but the narrator sees another couple and when the narrator says:

“Thought we had the place to ourselves?”(p.1, l. 8) and her husband says “We do,”(p.1, l. 9), it indicates that the old couple that the narrator sees is imaginary.

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