The Cherry Tree

Denne study guide hjælper dig med analyse af novellen “The Cherry Tree” af Lisa Blower fra 2019. Novellen har været anvendt til skriftlig eksamen i Engelsk B på STX den 25. maj 2021. Ud over hjælp til analysen finder du også et summary af teksten samt idéer til fortolkning. Endvidere giver vi dig hints til at skrive selve opgaven.

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Thea’s house is a symbol of isolation. Thea shuts herself inside her house, but the space does not offer her protection. Instead, she feels trapped (l. 119). Thea also feels ashamed of how she lives, which further stresses her mixed feelings about her isolation. It is also relevant that she is the only one who can decide to “open up” to people. Others try to get her to open the door, but not even Fay with her own key can manage it. In the end, it is Thea herself who opens it, only to immediately try to push it shut again (l. 143). This illustrates her mixed feelings about opening up to others. 

The doorbell symbolizes Thea’s link with the outside world. She thinks she has disabled it (l. 95), but in fact she had “rewired the doorbell rather than wired in the alarm” (ll. 96-97). This signals her mixed feelings about socializing. She thinks she wants to withdraw from the world, but, in fact, she wants to mingle and strengthen the connection with the people around her. 

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The Cherry Tree

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  • 16-09-2021
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