Anne Tyler's, "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant" Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Anne Tyler's, "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant"
An analysis of the themes of pain and growth in Anne Tyler's, "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant".
# 133782 | 1,250 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Drama and Theater (American)


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The paper looks at Anne Tyler's 1982 work, "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant", and notes how character development in the play appears to be actually quite minimal - except in the case of Cody, who belatedly finds something in his father to treasure and a sympathetic image of his mother to hang onto. The paper shows how conversely, while Jenny does, at last, express some of her pain and anguish at the funeral reception for her mother, it is not evident that she is yet prepared to forgive or forget - either Beck Tull or the aloof and austere Pearl Tull. The paper also discusses how Pearl, the matriarch of the family and the toughest individual to be found in the novel, is unable to break loose with her own fears and troubles and equally unable to bridge the communication gaps that have pushed her children away from her. The paper concludes that only Cody appears to find something of the peace of mind and growth he needs.

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"The following paper will look at Anne Tyler's 1982 work, "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant", and note how character development in the play appears to be actually quite minimal - except in the case of Cody, who belatedly finds something in his father to treasure and a sympathetic image of his mother to hang onto. Conversely, while Jenny does, at last, express some of her pain and anguish at the funeral reception for her mother, it is not evident that she is yet prepared to forgive or forget - either Beck Tull or the aloof and austere Pearl Tull. And Pearl, the matriarch of the family and the toughest individual to be found in the..."

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Anne Tyler's, "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant" (2007, December 01) Retrieved May 31, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/anne-tyler-dinner-at-the-homesick-restaurant-133782/

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