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Download Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¿ Doris Lessing The Fifth Child Read Õ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Doris Lessing ¿ 2 Free read Doris Lessing's contemporary gothic horror story centered on the birth of a baby who seems less than human probes society's unwillingness to recognize its own brutalityHarriet and David Lovatt parents of four children have created an idyll of domestic bliss in defiance of the social trends of late 1960s England While around them crime a It was the summer of 2013 when a friend of mine who s an English teacher asked me how I would teach The Fifth Child Since I knew nothing about the book nor had it she sent me a PDF copy and here I am after an unsettling but fascinating reading asking myself the same uestion what key of lecture could I offer Because it is undoubtedly worth reading A little masterpiece about the fragility of happiness and the illusion of the security provided by family as the author herself said in an interview I do have a sense and I ve never not had it of how easily things can vanish It s a sense of disaster I know where it comes from my upbringing That damn First World War which rode my entire childhood because my father was so damaged by it This damn war rammed down my throat day and night and then World War II coming which they talked about all the time You know you can never get out from under this kind of upbringing the continual obsession with this And after all it s true These wars did arise and destroyed a beautiful household with all the loving children This sense of disaster becomes Ben the main character of this urban gothic story that shows not only how we get used to our misfortunes but how we even protect and nourish themI remember Freud said somewhere that society is not comfortable with happy families because being strongly attached to one another they tend to cut themselves off from others That s why civilisation imposes all sorts of taboos laws customs and other restrictions that ultimately separate the members of the familyIs Ben the embodiment of war and other evils society continuously pours over the individual Or is he truly the embodiment of all unhappiness man tries to fight during his life Or maybe the unknown that irrationally frighten us so much we need to reject it without really looking into itFor here he comes like a bad apple in a family that despite all pessimistic predictions was living the dream in a big house full of family and friends sheltered until then from the storms of the world Here he comes the Neanderthal baby the troll the goblin the gnome result of who knows what primitive gene lost in his parents bodies Not wanted not expected and definitely not loved he insinuates into the Lovatts life changing it forever The trouble is you get used to hell said Harriet After a day with Ben I feel as if nothing exists but him As if nothing has ever existed I suddenly realize I haven t remembered the others for hours Is it not how misery strikes Like an incurable disease it appears in the middle of joy takes over little by little until it becomes the absolute king of a brand new sorrowful kingdom Why Because it is natural for mankind to suffer than to be happy Or so Harriet thinksShe said to David We are being punished that s all What for he demanded already on guard because there was a tone in her voice he hated For presuming For thinking we could be happy Happy because we decided we would be And once acuainted with grief it is almost impossible to separate from it That could explain why Harriet cannot bear the thought of Ben trapped in an institution that would ultimately kill him even if she had wished him dead many times and goes and rescues him thus completing the family breakdownAround and around and around if I had let him die then all of us so many people would have been happy but I could not do it and thereforeSo to return to my previous uestions is The Fifth Child about the vocation of misfortune which seems to be the fate of humanity Or is it about the external pressures social political even medical ones that would determine this misfortune In other words is the evil within us or outside us Moreover do we indulge in our suffering wherever it comes fromBecause unfortunately one thing is certain there is always a Ben somewhere waiting in the background ready to spoil things Beware if you can

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Download Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¿ Doris Lessing The Fifth Child Read Õ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Doris Lessing ¿ 2 Free read Cannot love him David cannot bring himself to touch him and their four older children are afraid of him Understanding that he will never be accepted anywhere Harriet and David are torn between their instincts as parents and their shocked reaction to this fierce and unlovable child whose existence shatters their belief in a benign world Hey ya know that ugly devil baby in arms in that one impressionable scene in Passion of the Christ Yeah well he s here here in the middle of this taut mesmerizing novella growing up and ripping his innocent family to shredsWell he says Hi

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