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Coping with Loss

In “Nashville Gone to Ashes” it is evident that the narrator is coping with loss. The language of the entire story is what is the most striking; it is jumbled and bounces from topic to topic. The narrator isn’t dwelling on the death of her husband but is in fact relating her loss to that with the animals in which her husband was able to make thrive and make well. There is also a brief worry that he might have loved these animals more than her and she is expressing to the readers her sacrifice of taking care of them for her husband. I am so interested in their relationship and wish I knew more. I want to know more about why she feels a bit underappreciated. Perhaps it doesn’t matter why she feels this way, because narrator isn’t letting us know on purpose since she isn’t dwelling fully on their problems but really how she can deal with this loss.

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