The use of contrasts

The short story “That Same Sea” by Adrian Markle makes frequent use of contrasts. 

The story begins and ends in the same place, but the attitudes of the characters at the end are completely different from their attitudes at the beginning. At the beginning, the woman is excited to be back and looks with interest towards the village (ll. 2-3). At the end, however, she refuses to go out again and goes back inside the room (ll. 135-137). This suggests she is now disillusioned about her visit, in contrast with her hopeful attitude at the beginning. The man also undergoes a change. At the beginning, he looks towards the sea, and back, towards home (l. 2). This suggests a lack of interest in his surroundings. However, at the end of the story, he begins to...

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