To view the setting as a time in history may awaken in them a desire to change their present situation in order to avoid the ultimate consequence of death not of the physical body but also of the soul. Thus, te author of this paper believes that the writer insinuated that the Lisbon sisters died in spirit even before they died physically. Wat is more, te author as well as the director situated the sisters in a decent school setting which added to the carefree spirit of the free and awake to the world.
Egenides and Coppola equally demonstrated that the girls attended a decent school. Tis demonstration added to the fact that the girls were of a typical middle class family of the 1970 America. I particular, Egenides and Coppola used the changes in the condition of the Lisbon’s home to create or showcase the dramatic change that took place before the first sister’s suicide and after the party scene where the girls enjoyed themselves for the first time in the novel and the film. Te between the two scenes forces the audience, tat is, te readers as well as the viewers to recognize the depth of the change in the Lisbon’s family.
Iitially, te Lisbon’s home is neat and tidy, tpical of the middle class American of the 70s but after the first suicide there is a subtle change for the worse in the appearance of the home. Carters claim that‘place helps make the characters seem real’ (802). I is interesting to note the change in the mother of the Lisbon household after sister a curfew.
Te mother stopped cleaning, wshing and doing simple chores that all homemakers usually perform. Tis was reflected in the deterioration of the appearance of the home and of the mother. Lkewise, te father ceased to attend to the cleaning of the lawn and the raking of the leaves. Hs cessation from household chores was reflected in his mannerisms at work. H was eventually fired and left to wither away with the rest of his family members. Te condition of the Lisbon’s home after the family a reclusive was a significant turning point in the lives of the entire Lisbon family.
The once typical family home had become a place of isolation, rjection and sadness. Athough the girls were exposed to a wide variety of books and had been reading books in the midst of their home imprisonment one sister was still able to meet with the neighborhood boys to perhaps practice what she had been. ..
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