“In Cloudstreet, Winton shows that the effects of grief are rarely short-lived or easy to resolve.” Do you agree? 

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The presence of sorrow is ________ in Tim Winton’s novel, Cloudstreet. The impact of this anguish proves to be neither manageable or momentary, with various factors ensuring that the characters take a while to overcome or accept their grief. These factors include the complex nature of disputes and the lack of right and wrong. The unwillingness to tolerate or empathise with others, maximising the hatred that inspires misery. The consequence of grief can dislodge someone’s identity and it takes time for them to readjust and find their sense of meaning A resistance to understanding others causes the residents of Cloudstreet to harbour grudges, drawing out the suffering of both parties. Rose’s bitter resentment of Dolly proves to be unwavering, having lasted for over a decade. This extreme dislike leads Rose to labelling her mother a “drunken slut” and ignoring her assertion that “[Rose] shouldn’t hate [her]”, the limited of empathy and and callous judgement compounding the misery of both Rose and Dolly, additionally shielding Rose from any hint of Dolly’s shameful family lineage. The inability of Rose to forgive her mother for stealing her “childhood” and “innocence”, sabotages any chance of Rose assuaging her torment, lengthening Rose’s period of anguish for her grim upbringing and further complicating the recovery from such distress. Cloudstreet conveys the difficulty of eliminating and resolving despair, particularly when the challenge of reconciliation is involved. Characters of Cloudstreet, occasionally believe that they do not deserve to be rid of their grief, choosing instead to punish themselves and let the grief rest within them. Overwrought with guilt for the drowning of Fish, Quick builds the “gallery of the miserable” to... ... middle of paper ... ...ing sorrow causes people to want to ignore it entirely, attempting to forget their experiences rather than rise to surmount their pain. This furthermore extends the time it takes for despair to be eased, proving that influence of misery is long-term and not effortlessly vanquished. The pain that confronts characters in Cloudstreet is neither smoothly overrun or ceased, the . The presence of The impact of this anguish proves to be neither manageable or momentary, with various factors ensuring that the characters take a while to overcome or accept their grief. These factors include the complex nature of disputes and the lack of right and wrong. The unwillingness to tolerate or empathise with others, maximising the hatred that inspires misery. The consequence of grief can dislodge someone’s identity and it takes time for them to readjust and find their sense of meaning

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