Karen Van Der Zee “A Secret Sorrow uses, Characterization, Tone and Irony to show that love is powerful and will heal any hurt. Anyone can say that what you hope for always doesn’t come to past, and then you may lose hope of it ever happening. It is possible to give up and live in despair or even defeat. This is very similar to Karen Van Der Zee, the writer of “A Secret Sorrow portrays in her story.
Karen uses the characterization, tone, and irony to show how love is more than a feeling. The Characterization of “A Secret Sorrow played a significant part of the story.The story was written in 1981, when Faye has a serious car accident and she can not have children as a result of the accident. Daren Van Zee story “Love Beyond Reason” is based on the tone of love in a relationship (write work pg 1). The reference of Faye in a car accident sets the reader up for the tone of the story. The beginning lines of the story states, Faye blood is flowing down her face (pg 31). Faye felt faint; she needs Kai for support.
According to Faye’s doctor she knows now that she can not have children.Faye becomes distant to Kai. She was afraid to expose the truth about what the doctor have related to her. Karen Van Zee use words to help set the tone of the story (31). The characterization put readers in the mindset of how love can be persistent, patient and never gives up.
The tone of Kai voice was very distinct and collaborating, with intensity. Kai speak in a soft voice, display his gentle ways, even when there’s hot issues at hand (32). The irony of the story happen when the secret Faye keeps from Kai is not what she expects from him.Faye’s voice when talking to Kai is filling with sorrow.
Her future with Kai is unknown. Karen Van Zee use first person narrator in the story to give a firsthand message of what happens when you really love someone, and there is nothing to keep them apart. Her use of the first person helps to draw the reader into the story. The writer in “A Secret Sorrow tells the story like it is a fairy tale. Faye in tremendous grief: it is like she lost a love one and mourning.
The story has a smooth transition and dialogue, with natural conversation.The irony weaved into A Secret Sorrow as reveal how the love that Kai has doesn’t fade away with difficult situation, but grows stronger. Faye’s inability to have children, forecast her feeling of fear, because she has already predicted her relationship with Kai was not going to end in marriage.
Kai’s gentle, sensitive nature soothed away Faye mental scars. Karen van Zee use of characterization, tone, and irony to help absorb readers into the story in a way that they feel they have experienced this kind of love.Many couples are not successful of keeping the love alive in relationship contrary to Kai and Faye.
Even if problems come between the relationships there is no separation. Unconditional love will help one to work out their problems. Kai and Faye had adopted three children. They had two girls and one boy. They were from far away places. The children were from countries of war, poverty and tragedies They need love, food and care. The children came with their own issues.
Living in America the children learn American culture.Kai love for western style invited the children to dress in this fashion (33). Faye would watch the children play, she was filled with love. Even though the children do not look like she or Kai she love them just the same. ” The children are original like their mother “, said Faye.
Now Faye had no room for doubt and sorrow. (write-work). Faye found happiness at the end of her crisis.
The children could relate to Faye. They were all going through hard times. Some nights Kai would dream about their past, but after their lovemaking, Kai knew that Faye was everything to him (38).