The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones
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  • Hopeful
  • "My father was the one who took the phone call on December ninth. It was the beginning of the end" (Sebold 22). Mr. Salmon is the first one to in the family to find out about Susie's murder.
  • "'Mr. Salmon, we have found only a body part'" (Sebold 22).
  • Maybe she is still alive...
  • Depressed
  • "After Len's phone call, my father reached out his hand and the two of them sat in the bed together, staring straight in front of them" (Sebold 23). Susie's parents are having a hard time processing what has happened.
  • Is Susie still out there? Is she okay?
  • Angry
  • "He smashed that one first...He turned and saw all the others, all the years they marked and the hands that had held them" (Sebold 52). Mr. Salmon breaks the ships in bottles that hold happy memories he had with Susie. This symbolize he has lost hope in her return.
  • Mrs. Salmon despises being called "momma" because it reminds her of her dead daughter and she wants to forget and avoid all the pain that comes with remembering.
  • Closed off
  • "'Momma?' Buckley repeated. His voice was sleepy" (Sebold 70).
  • I hate being called Momma.
  • Mr. Salmon visits Ruana Singh and tells her his suspicions about Mr. Harvey. This shows how he has taken the investigation into his own hands.
  • Determined
  • "'I would find a quiet way, and I would kill him'" (Sebold 99).
  • "'I know who killed her'" (Sebold 98).
  • "'You need help, Abigail'" (Sebold 114).
  • "'Okay, kids, clear off the table and get your mother over here. I'm doing a makeover'" (Sebold 114). Grandma Lynn tries to help Abigail by doing her makeup and hiding how tired and depressed she looks.
  • Loved
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