Jurgensen’s literary devices work together in this memoir to create an effective narrative. Some conflict she used in the story was: The mother didn’t get to said goodbye to her daughters before they died and she ends up regretting it in the end. I saw this as conflict because she was regretting to go see her daughters in the room next to her and never got that chance to say goodbye. Jurgensen emphasizes characterization by showing herself as selfish on how she didn’t want to see her daughters. I find this as selfish because what kind of mother wouldn’t want to go see her daughter, it is showing that she only cares for herself. Any mother would want to jump to any chance to see their daughters again. She also uses characterization to show how much she couldn’t get over her daughter's deaths. For example, She used to drive out to the countryside and called her daughter's name shows hows she kind of healed because she “used to”. Jergensen also uses the tone of the story to show the sadness and grief. She shows sadness and grief by the way the story is told and how it is written.
Jurgensen also uses dialogue to show some feeling of the story. For example, when her daughters died the doctors asked if she wanted to call any family to let them know about the news and she said, “i’ll let her sleep one more time” the mother said about telling her mother about the news. Also when the doctors asked if they had the family book Jurgensen said, “I feel like a proud parent for bringing the family book”. This shows how proud she is of being prepared for her daughters and she feels like everyone will think she is a great parent. It also confuses me (audience) when she is only talking about Mathilde in the story (which was written to a family friend in 12 letters) then she published it and now the audience is the whole world. Why was she only calling Mathilde’s name though? What was her purpose in publishing this story?
Some details Jergensen emphasized in the story is her...