Analytical Essay "Sea Story"
The short story “Sea Story” is written by A.S Byatt in 2013. A tale of one man’s lost love, a comment on today’s carelessness concerning our nature and the adventure of one single bottle’s contribute towards environmental disaster.
In the very first sentence of the story, the reader is introduced to the main character, a man born by the sea. The writer makes it obvious from the very start that nature – or more specific, water, is an important theme throughout the story. The first part of the story gives a brief summery of this man’s life and character, a characterization defined by the ocean to such degree that the man almost becomes the body of water himself “his mother’s birth pangs began when she was …show more content…
The man, apparently called Harold, unaware of his affect on the ocean’s ecosystem, married and lived much longer than his love, Laura. The difference between the two’s lives though, was that he lived a life waiting by the Filey Beach. Laura died doing what she loved and was killed by whom she loved – the Ocean. The story ends with following sentence: “The sempiternal nurdles, indestructible, swayed on and under the surface of the sea.”. Undoubtely this is a comment on no matter when and how both died. Harolds actions will stay in the ocean forever.
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