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Essay on Flight It is always hard to get separated from someone you love and with whom you have shared every moment of his life until he decides to walk on a different path than yours You dont know how to react and confusion dominates your mind Should you be angry at him for leaving you or should you support and respect his decision In her essay Flight Doris Lessing illustrates the story of an old man who is learning to let go his granddaughter as she grows into an adult and is about to get married Lessing wisely delivers this particular old mans situation to her readers through her use of literary techniques and devices Thus she greatly succeeded at making her readers feel and live the grandfathers difficulty to get separated from his granddaughter Throughout the story Lessing skillfully uses narration and description to catch the readers attention making us feel the grandfathers state of emotions Hence in the beginning of the story we first meet his granddaughter Lisa through his eyes that travelled homewards along the road until his granddaughter swinging on the gate underneath a frangipani tree Her hair fell down her back in a wave of sunlight and her long bare legs repeated the angles of the frangipani stems bare shinning brown stems among patterns of pale blossoms We follow the movement of his eyes that see her as a shinning light that illuminates his life to which he is addicted Moreover Lessings detailed description gives us a clear picture of every event such as the grandfathers obsession to get Lisas attention Obstinately he made his way to the house with quick pathetic persistent glances of appeal back at her But she never looked around The author also questions her readers to make him feel present in the story preserving her story unpredictable A present for her Nevertheless the dialogue and the
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