Loneliness In "Supertoys Last All Summer Long"

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Nichole LarabeeProfessor JettEnglish B1AFebruary 2, 2014Loneliness in "Supertoys Last All Summer Long"Brian Aldiss's "Supertoys Last All Summer Long" is a short story that depicts on how Monica is alone, David isn't real, and Henry just feeds into Monica's loneliness "An over crowded world is the ideal place in which to be lonely."(Aldiss 112) David's sole purpose is to fill a void with Mrs. Swinton, but it is hard to see a child who you want to love but can't in the same sense as your own flesh and blood. David tries to express to his mother how he feels but simply can not. Why can she not communicate with her son? Why must they use a robotic teddy bear to have communication? Ultimately futuristic technology is used to provide companionship while waiting for your chance at parenthood.The Swinton's are what one would consider the perfect family, living in the perfect house, having a perfect child, the perfect husband with a perfect job, and a perfect wife who has a perpetually perfect garden. As the outside world is looking in on this family, perfect is what they see. Mr. Swinton has the ideal job where he is never alone, while Monica is at home trying to love a robotic boy "She had tried to love him"(112) is describing how Monica feels about David. How can a mother say that she had tried to love him? To have a mother say she tried to love him makes you question how perfect this family really is. Monica is longing for more than just David. She seems to try to want to love him but simply cannot in the same sense as the love for her own child. David wants to tell Monica how he feels " 'Darling Mummy, guess how much I love---' "(117) David cannot complete his sentences he writes on papers, he simply doesn't think that...

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