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Home Burial depicts a household of misery and miscommunication As a husband and wife attempt to deal with the loss of a child they loose each other Men live life more singularly than women and immerse themselves in work and self-improvement Women on the other hand tend to regard their family as their life and therefore live their life more collectively This difference causes most men and women to think in different ways and therefore feel unable to communicate or understand one another Frost uses Amy and her husbands struggle to deal with the loss of their child to show the underlying yet ultimate difference between men and women Home Burial portrays a family lost because of the failure to communicate which underlyingly describes Frosts opinion that there is an ultimate difference between a males tendency to live individually and a females tendency to live collectivelyThroughout the poem Amy tries to have her husband understand her so that they may understand and cope together yet when he fails to she gives up thus being unable to deal with her loss herself Amy continues to struggle with the loss of her child because she refuses to deal with the problem individually as her husband has already done She seems to want to be consoled by him and have him understand her grief yet wont let herself because of his outward attitude She ultimately saw him as a blind creatureline 16 who was unable to see the graveyard or the truth When he tries to understand by looking out the window she exclaims Not youI dont know rightly whether any man can lines 36-38 In this sentence Amy recognizes the fact that according to her men cannot rightly deal with a loss She believes his actions after the death of their child to be uncaring and unemotional She doesnt believe that he has dealt with their collective loss because he hasnt discussed his individual emotions She feels
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