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The ending in the novel Hetty Dorval written by Ethel Wilson the ending that is created appears to have little narrative closure to the reader However there is the idea that the ending could be symbolic and relate to other aspects of the novel Upon a first reading the ending is not entirely satisfying yet once one looks at the minute details that are present in the ending a sense of reflection and realization of the truth in this novel takes place The ending in Hetty Dorval when first read is not entirely satisfying since there is little closure created for the reader The reader does not put down the book and think about the brilliant or tragic ending of the characters but rather is left to think about what happens in the lives of the characters Since Hetty and Frankie are present throughout the entire story and they are constantly interacting with the reader one does wonder when the novel comes to a close about their fate All that is left for Wilsons audience to understand about the two characters is the idea that Hetty and Frankie go their separate ways and a war begins in Vienna When such an intimate view into the life of two characters is created this idea of the two just going their separate ways is not satisfying There is still the urge to want to know about what happens to them in their separation and in their new lives Although Wilsons intent was obviously to end the story in this manner and by her adding on to the novel would dramatically increase the length of this short book something more is still needed in order for the reader to have complete closure with the two main characters Although the ending does not allow closure for the reader it is possible for the reader to interpret the novel with some of the ideas that are present in the ending
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