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Charlie St Cloud Essay

  • Submitted by: natjones95
  • on January 8, 2013
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 2,098 words

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Realities of Brotherhood

There is nothing stronger than the bond between brothers. In the novel Charlie St. Cloud the author Ben Sherwood illustrates the incredible and loving brotherhood   between Charlie and his little brother Sam. Charlie insists on taking Sam to a baseball game just outside of town when the two become involved in a terrible car accident that threatens Charlie’s life and unfortunately takes Sams. Charlie soon recognizes that he is given a gift from god, to be able to see Sam’s spirit. Thirteen years after the death of Sam, Charlie meets a girl, Tess, a sailor who is also coping with the loss of her father. Little does everyone know, Tess is soon to be in a major sailing accident in the sea and Charlie is given the courage to go find her. The grave yard where Sam and Tess’s father are buried represents the use of emotional setting and how both, Charlie and Tess are overcoming their mutual losses. Conflict is portrayed between Charlie and Sam because Sam ends up dying on Charlies behalf. Lastly, imagery is used to develop the message of the novel so that readers could grow an understanding of what the feeling of loss may look like. Losing a loved one is extremely hard but valuing their life and having friends and family help getting one through is the key to overcoming grief.

Both Charlie St. Cloud and solo sailor, Tess Carroll, have had a loved one lost in their life time, and because of this, emotional setting is signified in the cemetery. Everything they do is based around the one they had lost. The place where they met symbolizes their mutual losses and how they still value the ones they lost by coming to visit them in the grave yard. When Charlie was working in the grave yard one day visiting his brother Sam, he decides to tell him about Tess, the girl he had met that was going to take a sailing trip around the world, but also had lost her father a few years back. “She is a sail-maker. Her dad died a couple years ago from a heart...

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