" Abduction”(2002) by Shelagh Delaney
Analysis and interpretation
Occasionally, it can be very hard to deal with other's expectations of who you should be, and what you should do with your lifestyle. Yet, a thing even more demanding is working with one's very own expectations of who you want to be. This is the problem the small brother looks in the brief story " Abduc-tion” simply by Shelagh Delaney.
In this short story all of us hear the tragic account of how an old sister in her tries to give her younger sibling a careless life, gradually drives him away from anything he keeps dear is obviously. At first, when ever she requires her close friend with her to live in London, uk, his future seems dazzling. He gets an education, a great job and everything the money he needs and even more from his sister Ann. Yet, when the brother falls into love and tries to break with the protective environment Ann continuously strives to keep him in, he is tragically defeated and as a re-sult looses his prefer to live.
The storyplot is advised through a first-person narrator. This is seen at the start of the text where he/she features us to her/his view on the events leading up to the fresh brother's loss of life: " I actually contemplated other means of hu-miliating her [Ann] and subjecting her so that she was – a killer”(9-10). From this quote, you can see that the narrator features very strong emotions towards the close friend, which makes me believe that they could be certainly one of his other siblings: " He'd been born overdue in our parent's marriage”(35). This choice of story results in all of us having a restricted point of view in the events. Inside the narrator's point of view Ann " kidnapped her sixteen-year-old brother”(34) and thus the entire story can be described as ”abduction” as the title refers to. This kind of results in all of us sympathizing together with the narrator's thoughts for and depiction of some other characters. This is best highlighted through the portrayal of Ann.
There is no doubt which the narrator has a very negative attitude to Ann. She actually is...