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Nina in Talking to the Dead The love of the two sisters in Talking to the Dead of Helen Dunmore is somehow complicated One is three years older than the other they play their roles perfectly between sister and sister When they were young the younger one almost obeyed whatever the older said with no objection and she knelt down and puts her arms round me mouthing over my head to our father Neen wanted it to be a girl Id wanted nothing but I hid my face in Isabels shirt As child they seem to fit in the game mother- daughter this time I lay passive staring up at her while she patted me to sleep the way we patted our dolls Dunmore61 Such relationship can be reflected not just in the past but in what they acknowledge in the present as well Yesterday they shared so many memories together the beach the picnic even the curiosity about their Moms giving birth to the little brother Colin Whats it like having the baby I asked Isabel and she wrinkled her nose remembering Noisy she said at last Dunmore 58Yet today they also share their knowledge for each other which is a secret nobody knows but them What is the message the author want to tell What we can tell about such a special relationship of the two sisters who were raised under one roof they were offered the same love from their parents and the older seems to be always take care of the younger one as good as a mother Isabel held me tight round the waist as the waves sucked below us The water was deep here and dangerousIsabels hands held me tight as I leaned out to throw the line clear of the rocks Dunmore59 Unfortunately everything changes when
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