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The Man Who Loved Flowers Essay

866 words - 4 pages

The Man Who Loved Flowers

The Man who loved flowers is short story about a young handsome man, who wants to surprise a girl named Norma by giving her some flowers. The story takes place in New York on a beautiful day in May 1963 where everything seems lovely, but it turns out that the young handsome man ends up killing a random girl, who he thinks is Norma, in a narrow lane in New York’s streets.

The main character in The Man Who Loved Flowers is described as a handsome young in love. In the beginning of the story he seems like a guy whose life runs perfectly, he is suited up, he is in love and he just seems like a stand up guy “He was dressed in alight grey suit, the narrow tie ...view middle of the document...

The title The Man Who Loved Flowers fits very well on the text because, I believe it was a kind of ritual whenever he would meet up with Norma, he would always buy her something. “He loved to see her eyes light up with surprise and joy when he brought her a surprise”. After Norma past away, he continued to buy flowers and give them to completely strangers, because he wanted to hold on to the memory of her. I think the main theme in the story is Love or lost love. Even though the main character is a serial killer, he is constantly searching for love (Norma).

Stephen King describes the evening as wonderful and perfect “The air was soft and beautiful, the sky was darkening by slow degrees from blue to the calm and lovely violet of dusk. There are people who love the city, and this was one of the nights that made them love it.”

The reader thinks that this turns out to be a perfect love story about a young man proposing to his fiancé, but Stephen King turns it around on a plate. We get a few hints “The radio poured out some bad news that no one listened to”. But then the mood changes completely. It goes from being a perfect day in the spring into...

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