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The Lovely Bones Traumatic Changes
When bad things happen bad reactions occur, depending on what happened people could stay traumatized for long periods of time and even for life. In the beginning of The Lovely Bones, By Alice Sebold, Jack Salmon is an amazing husband and father but after Suzie’s gruesome death he becomes very lost and confused. This traumatic event causes him a radical transformation.
In Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones, Jack is a responsible adult and did a good job as a father and husband. He showed his children love & tenderness. He held a steady job with an insurance company to support his family. He also showed his daughter the family hobby of building bottle ships. ...view middle of the document...

After Suzie’s death he changes dramatically from a loving father and husband to a lunatic harassing neighbor.
Jack being the responsible adult he is he keeps a steady job as an accountant to support his family. He also teaches his daughter how to make bottle ships and tells her hobbies teach you this important lesson “If you start something you finish it. You don’t stop until you get it right. If you don’t get it right you start over again and you keep going as long as you can”(The Lovely Bones Peter Jackson). This is important life advice that could’ve greatly helped her if she didn’t die so soon.
After Suzie’s death jack loses it. He became a lost child looking for answers that he couldn’t find on his own. He tried finding Suzie’s killer himself looking at suspicious people in the neighborhood. He takes his notes on his observations to Len with no proof. Jack eventually suspects that Mr. Harvey is the murderer of his daughter but again has no proof. Jacks vision was blinded by anger and desperation that he thought he could bring Mr. Harvey down himself with no evidence or help from the police. He Recklessly breaks Mr. Harvey’s door in an attempt to hurt him. Len later visits jack telling him not to engage in any interaction with Mr. Harvey. Jack “Agrees” but only so Len would leave. Jack then chases Mr. Harvey at night in a cornfield with a

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baseball bat, which eventually led to getting himself beat to a pulp with his bat by a teenager. It’s understandable that he let his emotions get to him but still completely irresponsible.
Alice Sebold changed Jack because she...

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