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lovely bones final project


mackenzie connolly

on 16 June 2011

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Transcript of lovely bones final project

The Lovely Bones By:Alice Seablod Inter: Quote: "Lonely, I thought, on earth as it is in Heaven." (page 123) This is an example of an inter textual relationship because it is alluding to The Lord's Prayer when it says, "on earth as it is in Heaven." This was one thing that Susie was watching Artie and Samuel tell Lindsey that the challenge had been changed to how to commit the perfect murder. Meta: Quote: " 'How to Commit the Perfect Murder' was an old game in Heaven. I always chose the icicle: the weapon melts away." (page 125) This is an example of a meta textual relationship because of it's use of irony since at the end of the boook Mr. Harvey, who murdered Susie, was killed by an icicle that fell on him. This use irony is an example of post modernism. Intra: Quote: "Buckley kept the shoe on his dresser, until one day it wasn't there anymore and no amount of looking could turn it up." (page 70) This is an example of an inter textual relationship because at the beginning of the book when Buckley is little, the way his father told him about Susie being murdered, he used the Monopoly game pieces and the shoe represented Susie. when he took the shoes away, Buckley understood that she would not be coming home. He then kept the shoe, but one day it was gone and he couldn't find it. When he grew up, he was tired of his father not letting go and accused him of stealing the shoe from him when he was little (page 256). Intra: Quote: " 'I would not tell too many people his name. When I was sure,' she said, 'I would find a quiet way, and I would kill him.' " (page 88) This is an example of an intra textual relationship because Jack Salmon (Susie's father) thinks about what Ruana Singh had said throughout the rest of the book until he decides to try to kill Mr. Harvey. Another example of when he thought of this was on page 127 when he said, "My father thought of Ruana Singh: 'When I was sure, I would find a quiet way, and I would kill him.' " (page 127) "He shivered as he stretched his gloves out over his hands. How alike he and this man were. how very different. Meta: Quote: This is an example of a meta textual relationship because it is using juxtaposition to show that it is a relaist quote. In this part of the book, Jack had just gotten into a fight in the cornfield where Susie was killed because he was planning to kill Mr Harvey because he knew that he was the one who murdered Susie. Inter: Quote: “These were the lovely bones that had grown around my absence: the connections - sometimes tenuous, sometimes made at great cost, but often magnificent - that happened after I was gone." (page 320) "She's gone but she's everywhere."--Spencer In The Lovely Bones, Susie's family is trying to find out who murdered her, and in the TV/book series Pretty Little Liars, they also have a murder case of a young teenage girl Alison DiLaurentis. In this show, Alison communicates to the other girls, Hanna, Aria, Spencer, and Emily through text message even after she died. This is similar to how Susie communicates to her family and friends from heaven, but Susie shows herself to her family through things that remind them of her and Alison does it through text message. Meta Quote: Quote: Intra "I could not have what I wanted most, Mr. Harvey dead and me living. Heaven wasn't perfect." Inter Quote: "No story book ending for this fairy tale of you. Just the one composed with bolld taken from your pen that you hold in your lifeless hand."-- From Autumn to Ashes: Short Stories with Tragic Endings. "He had put me in a waxy cloth sack and thrown in the shaving cream and razor from the mud ledge, his book of sonnets, and finally the bloody knife…tumbled together with my knees, fingers, and toes" (page 50) The quote from the song Short Stories With Tragic Ending by From Autumn to Ashes, is talking about how life isn't a fairy tale and there are no happy endings, simply one story written with "blood taken from your pen that you hold in your lifeless hand." This relates to The Lovel Bones because Mr. Harvey was the one who ended Susie's "story" and had thrown her body into the sinkhole. It proves that there is no happy endings and that life truly isn't a fairy tale. This is an example of a post modernist statment because it is highly illusive. When you are living on Earth, we are raised to think that Heaven is something beyond your wildest dreams and something that you could never possibly imagine it's so great. But Susie describes her heaven as just "ok" and not everything that you would have expected it to be when you were alive because in your heaven, you can have anything that you want, but you cannot influence the lives of those on Earth or change thing that you would have, but can't because you died. "I had read James and the Giant Peach when i was little. It looked like the house of his aunts. Huge dark and Victorian." (page 95)

"He ran his fingers over the floor and had Lindsey do it too. 'This is a gorgeous old wreck,' he said. 'Victorian?' Lindsey asked, making her best guess." (page 236) These quotes are intratextual because they both have to do with Victorian style houses. The first quote was from Susie talking about how she saw a building appear in her heaven and she talked about how it looked Victorian. This was forshadowing for when Lindsey and Samuel were in the old house after their graduation and Lindsey guessed that it was Victorian. This shows that Lindsey takes after her sister and how she and Samuel wanted to move into the house was forshadowed from what Susie saw in her heaven at the beginning of the book.
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