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The Boy Who Laughed A At first we are introduced to a boy Lambert Stamp who is at school He is going to hear a former prisoner of war telling her terrifying experiences from the concentration camp Auschwitz During the lecture he begins to laugh and he is not able to stop again It results in a meeting with the headmaster who requires him to visit the blind and old Mrs Heller Next day Lambert visits Mrs Heller but he never finds the time to apologize because she does all the talking Instead he talks to Mrs Hellers house help One year earlier his mother had come home in a terrible condition she had experienced an accident on her way back from work She was silent and hurried to bed The next day his mother told him her version of the accident and she was very sad Nine months later she has died because she had eaten too many sleeping tablets During the text there is a parallel story about a couple The man Lambert has hit his wife Liz because he found out that she was having an affair He cannot understand why she has done so and he desperately tries to find out At last we are given the picture of Liz and Lambert getting along B This story is divided into three different segments that all tell their own individual story but is still merged into one joint story In the three stories we are given different answers and solutions on how to handle our feelings from which we have to draw the morale During the lecture Lambert provides us with an odd feeling because he laughs It is a highly unusual laugh and it only makes sense if it is an ironical way of oppressing something Later on we see the consequences of oppressing feelings We
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