Sea Story

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Sea Story
Love definitely bonds as much as it divides. “Sea Story” is very much an example of the variation between the images of the sea and the land, and the sadness it causes. A.S. Byatt writes the short story in 2012. Its’ main place is in Filey, east of the Yorkshire coast and in Oxford. We also follows a bottle from England and through some oceans. The short story’s main character is Harold. The story follows him, trying to win his love back, Laura, who studies in the Caribbean.
It was because of his mother that Harold decided to become a student in English literature. Harold chose the life on land. Although he loves the sea, he chooses to stay on land to graduate in English literature. Laura chooses life in the sea among the waves. She is a “marine Goddess” who rises from the deep to steal Harold’s heart. Harold describes her as a “seal”, because of her long and beautiful hair. By describing their relationship, you can say in fact that she is the ocean and he is the land. He chose life on land, studying English literature and she chose life in the water.
Harold sends Laura a lot of letters, while she moves to the Caribbean. But all his e-mails comes back to, saying that they weren’t delivered and all the letters are not answered. As a last opportunity Harold tries to send a message through the sea. He throws a bottle with a love letter for Laura, a ring and a lock of his own hair, into the ocean and hopes that the bottle with the letter will end up with Laura.
When Laura finally gets the letter from Harold, it is nothing more than trash left. What once was loving and beautiful words, written by Harold and send through the sea, is now ruined. It ends with, that Laura drowns, tangled in her own net, making nature murder her. When they Harold and Laura first met, Harold removed his own net to make sure, that Laura would not become caught in it and maybe…...

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