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In Don baileys A FEW NOTES FOR ORPHEUS Jack who is the protagonist in this story shows his thoughts on objects such as statues and telephones to produce an image of his beliefs As the story progresses Jack begins to appreciate the value of a close family which he lacked all his life As the story starts Jack shows his dislike for statues because Statues were the way other people made you stand still Like dying People loved you made you their hero and killed you so they could build a monument to their feelings This quotation reveals Jacks true feelings and his dislike of being remembered In addition to that telephones play an important roll in understandings Jack I had my telephone You could hide behind either one or use it to reach out The telephone for Jack symbolizes a barrier or a mask because when talking on the phone you do not have to deal with the person just their voice For example when someone is trying to talk to Jack using a phone he is able to disguise his thoughts and feelings with out alerting the person As this story progress Jacks character begins to open up and appreciate a close family When Jack begins to compare his daughters relation with his father to his So easy for her to get his approval Was it this easier now than it had been for me In addition to that the conversation Jack has with his wife further proves his dislike for the company of family and that he would rather be with strangers I havent got this months check yet she said its in the mail I lied Id drunk it the weekend before with some girl from Baltimore who was in Toronto for a hairdressers convention In conclusion Don Baileys a few notes for Orpheus was written to show that spending time with family has the highest priority in life
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