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Copy of Requiem in a Town House

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Carolyn Dwight

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Transcript of Copy of Requiem in a Town House

Requiem in a Town House
&
The Bath

- How setting imposes difficulties on the elderly

- The effects of society's persecution on the elderly

- How setting creates a loss of physical independence
The Bath
How setting imposes difficulties on the elderly

“she found a big towel, laid it ready over a chair, arranged the chair so that should difficulty arise as it had last time she bathed she would have some way of rescuing herself”
“the slippery yellow stained rim that now seemed more like the edge of a cliff with a deep drop below into the sea”.
“kind of torture”
“die at once”
“the world getting narrower”
Requiem in a Town House
The Bath
How setting creates a loss of physical independence

“A district nurse will have to come and attend to me. Submitting to that will be the first humiliation. There will be others, and others.”
Conclusion
“she had bought the flowers to force herself to make the journey"
The Bath
Requiem in a Town House
The Bath
How setting creates a loss of physical independence
“kind of torture”
In an everyday setting it was difficult for Mrs Harraway to keep her independence.
she would have to call the neighbour to fetch a pot of jam
How setting imposes difficulties on the elderly
The negative effect of alienation on individuals
How setting creates a loss of physical independence
The negative effects of alienation on individuals

“like an old, gaunt camel in a small enclosure”

The negative effects of alienation on individuals
"he stood in the sun, like a camel whose wounded expression is above it all"
“nosy old fool.”
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