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So this post directly addresses the ending of the book and attempts to clear up any confusion. Perhaps you think you must have missed something, that a Booker-prize-winning novel must have something deeper to it than that. I saw my initial in there.
He feels guilt, yes, because something terrible happened and he was involved, but is that the same as moral responsibility? Surely there has to be some cause and effect, some intent.
So why was Veronica so angry at him all the time for not getting it? What was there for him to get? How could he possibly have got it? It seemed to function as a plot device: But her reasons for withholding all this information are not clear. I think this is also responsible for some of the confusion over the ending.
She blamed Tony, apparently, but it seems too harsh. It seems to me that they bear more responsibility than Tony. So there it is, anyway.
The Sense of an Ending explained, at least as I understand it. The ending was my least favourite part, and this post focused on the ending. For my response to The Sense of an Ending as a whole, please see the original review.APPRECIATION "Love - and I mean true love, real love - can cripple us.
It can make us miserable, and even dangerous to those we love. It can make us jealous, clingy, . Dedication This book is dedicated to my father, Vick D. Mills. He is my hero and will forever have my heart.
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First, some background: last year I wrote a review of The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes.I had a lot of comments from people who didn’t understand the ending, and since then I’ve been inundated with people searching for things like “Sense of an Ending explained”.