‘The Weekly Visit’ | Analytical essay

Write an analytical essay in which you analyse and interpret the short story "The Weekly Visit" by Emanuel Melo. Part of your essay must focus on characterization, theme(s) and message.

You may use additional sources in English, for example from the Internet. Do not forget to document your sources. Write the analytical essay in English.

” The Weekly Visit” is a short story written by Emanuel Melo in 2014. He was working on a short story collection and he describes his attempt to “embrace equally the two languages and cultures that he uses to express his Self; at times in Portuguese, but mostly in English”

His Dual-nationality has impacted his writing style and in “The Weekly Visit” have his characters and environment often a multilingual or Portuguese twist to them. And he also mentions Canada.

He has changed, just like his relationship with his mother has changed. An example: “He did love her before and maybe he still does but he’s so tired that he no longer feels it.”

He feels that no matter what he does it is wrong, an example: “Before he even takes off his coat, he pours all his energy into doing any remaining chores, mumbling to himself when she hands him a dead pot of poinsettias, leftover from Christmas.

She lets out a small cry as he walks out to the back of the garden where he throws the old pot to decompose after the frozen winter months turn to spring.”

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