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Write Me Sometime

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Dilraj Virk

on 22 October 2013

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Transcript of Write Me Sometime

Write Me Sometime
Taien Ng-Chan

Summary
Write Me Sometime explores the narrator's relationship with her father from childhood to adulthood. As a child of divorced parents, she only saw her father on Saturdays and shared lunches with him and her half-sister. They developed a bond because of their shared admiration for certain foods such as pineapple pizza. However, as the narrator grew older she and her father drifted apart because of their work commitments and his failure to maintain contact with her despite the numerous letters she wrote to him. This eventually culminates in the deterioration of their relationship and transformation into strangers.
The Writer's Vision: Themes
A typical divorced family
Not seeing her dad as often
Competence in relationship
Favouritism
Growing up and having different choices
Career
Food
Modes of Communication
Neglect in relationship
Least feelings
Courtesy talks
Title 'Write me SOMETIME'

The Writer's Craft
Use of literary devices enhances the theme
IRONY

SYMBOLISM

REPETITION

"Why don't you write a book about the relationship
between science and the arts?''
PINEAPPLE PIZZA

SHEPHERD'S PIE

BEER



"I asked him how his work was, and how my sister was; he asked me how my work was, and how my mother was. She's fine, we both said. Things are going fine."
Final Comment
We are brought up to view our parents as godly figures who are incapable of making mistakes

We must realize all parents are merely humans and have their own lives too

"They mess you up, your Mom and Dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had. And add some extra, just for you." Philip Larkin
Critical Response
The story serves as a form of therapy perhaps for Taien Ng-Chan

It can be inferred that the story is indeed about her father

Attempts to demonstrate the importance of maintaining relationships
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