The short story “Sweet cream”, was written by Julia Kelk in 2003.
Thetopics in the text is; marriage, friendship and life-experienceThis story will take a closer look at the narrator, point of view, thesetting in the story and a characterization about the main character Jenny. The narrator is a 3rd person narrator, this is shown by the useof he/she and It to tell and explain the story and the action.1 The point of view is unlimited because as a reader you are allowed intothe feelings and thoughts, in the different characters in the story. “thinkingback on it, she wanted to tell Fernando about it, but she knew he wouldn’tunderstand, would be embarrassed that he couldn’t imagine what a frozen lakelooked like, would look down on her for making him try.”2 Doing the whole story, it takes place in Mexico doing the wintertime athotel, were there was a wedding. “It was a winter wedding so the reception washeld indoors.
In the old Hotel Central.”3They are moving around from room to room. One of the big action in the story onthe toilet, where Jenny did not have any more toilet paper back. The young girl Jenny have studied English in Canada, before that she wasborn and raised in Mexico, she is therefore a Mexican. Jenny is the maincharacter in the story. “Jenny had been away studying English in Canada and hadonly recently come home.”4Jenney had such a great time up in Canada and she miss It the hole time. “Shehad been ice-skating up in Canada.
She’d been seeing a Canadian boy who wasalso at the university.”5She missed the Canadian boy Ben – she had a little fling with, to speakingEnglish and she had missed the cold winter too. Since she had got back toMexican she had been filled with nostalgia, from the great time in Canada,”She’d been filled with a deep sense of nostalgia ever since she returned.”6In Canada it was like a dream for Jenny, she had never had a better time in herlive. To the wedding Jenny, began to start a new relation to an older manFernando, Fernando had never left Mexico. But he had still a lot oflife-experience and Jenny loved to talk with him, they just clicked.
Throughthe hole story Jenney and Fernando had a lot of small-talks, about life and theexperiences they have had both of them. Jenney gets a lot of flashbacks – allthe flashback relates to something Jenny had experienced in Canada. Jenny have had such a great time doing her study time in Canada, it waslike living the dream for her – but was it really the dream? Or is the dream toget married? She is still young but the bride in the story in still youngerthan her.
But is it the true dream for the bride now, to get married in such ayoung age, or is the dream for her to have lived the same life as Jenny anexperienced all the many thing she had? This relates to the headline, becausewhat is the dream? Everyone can have their own personnel dream – yes.Therefore, will there be one specific dream? 1 p. 99. line 2-3 / paragraph 12 p.
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line 2-3 / paragraph 14 p. 98. line 6-7 / paragraph 15 p. 100. line 1-2 / paragraph 46 p.
101. line 1-2 / paragraph 1