A Review Of Lessing's "Flight"



The short story Flight is written by Doris Lessing about a old man learning of
letting go of his grandaughter as she grows into an adult and is about to get
married.
The story is told in an omniscient third person point of view and this enables
us to see into the minds of all characters, which inturn help us to understand
their feelings and attitudes. When story are told in an omniscient way, the
readers will have a better understanding of what is going on in the story. This
story not only described what the old man is feeling, but also other characters.
The old man feels that his youngest grandaughter is still much too young to be
married and is not willing to let go of her. He 's ...

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all the `conflict' the character is experiencing and feeling.

The characters's point of view are important in revealing the main theme of this
story which is learning to let go. By understanding the characters's point of
view, we are able to decide what main theme is about.

Firstly, the story have taken us a `tour' in the old man's position which
enabled us to understands what he is feeling. Even seeing that his grand-
daughter is no longer the cute little girl anymore, he still couldn't accpet the
fact that she has grown up and is starting a family of her own. He feels alone,
and hopeless. He believe that after she gets married, nothing will ever be the
same again. She won't keep him as company anymore and he will only have his
pigeons. But the young girl's mother have a totally different point of view as
she believes that her daughter have found a good home and she is old enough to
get married. As for the young girl herself, she feels nothing will ever change
even if she got ...

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