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The title of Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? Is ironic because what is actually required in many of the relationships depicted is more communication. Discuss.

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Topic Sentences:

Many of Carver’s characters show a glimmer of communication in their relationship, it is ironic that the miscommunication can break a relationship. Very interesting -so they are communicating a sensible amount, but in the wrong ways with each other.

Although almost all Carver’s characters have a sense of communication in their relationships, there are few in his stories which do not even have any communication anymore. Interesting – so you’ll talk about which kinds of communication still exist … even if habitual or dysfunctional

In Carver’s character’s relationships communication is lacking which continues to break down the connection and cause one of them saying ‘please be quiet please’.

Carver’s short stories depict many relationships without communication; most of these just need communication to succeed and not to fall apart. Sounds sensible to me.

Concluding Sentences:

Carver’s characters communication skills are lacking but the glimmer of communication is ironic.

Many of the short stories by Carver gives a sense of communication issues in their relationship being asked will you please be quiet please is showing that lack of communication

The relationship status in the characters he depicts lacks the minimum requirement of communication.

The relationships depicted in the text have or did have communication but it was lost and lead to communication problems in their relationship

Stories/evidence:

- The father

- Nobody said anything

- Night school

- Will you please be quiet please?

ESSAY.........

Raymond Carver’s short stories about communication and miscommunication are depicted through many of the relationships in the text of ‘Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?”. The characters in his short stories are experiencing heartache and a breakdown of the connection and communication in their relationship that mimic the peculiar fact of the need to communicate more to form and strengthen their relationship. Although they have a glimmer of communication some may be fantasising about an unrealistic idea and the desire to reinforce their communication skills as they await the light at the end of the tunnel. Other characters relationships have the correct amount of communication that doesn’t break the bond they have within the relationship. This demonstrates the ironic phrase of ‘will you please be quiet, please”, some of the key relationship in the text depict communication as other lack it.

Many of Carver’s characters show a glimmer of communication in their relationship, it is ironic that the miscommunication can break a relationship. Throughout Carver’s short stories the characters relationship have communication but in the wrong ways. This is evident in the story The Father, the grandmother of the baby depicts the child as ‘he doesn’t look like anybody’ which demonstrates the importance of communication within a mother daughter relationship. The grandmother doesn’t know the status of whether the father knows that the baby could be his with a face that was “white and without expression”. Neither does the relationship with the mother and possible father. Some of Carver’s characters depict a relationship of having a glimmer of communication but all in the wrong ways it’s ironic that the communication presnt ends upon with not resolution of the problem

Although almost all Carver’s characters have a sense of communication in their relationships, there are few in his stories which do not even have any communication anymore. Some of Carver’s characters relationship depicts communication in their relationship on a surface level. Continuing into the deepness of the stories we see that the lack of communication forms into miscommunication and disconnects the relationship in...
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