Nicholas Sparks Tone

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TONE The author uses a couple tones throughout the story to help the reader to better understand the points he’s trying to convey and for the author to feel certain emotions towards the word. The first major tone used in the book is bittersweetness. The author puts forth this tone very well in specific parts of the story. The first time it’s relevant is when Tim says to John as John visits Tim in the hospital, “It's possible to go on, no matter how impossible it seems” (Sparks 360). Tim was referring to Savannah’s strength and her ability to move forward if he died. This quote was literally said by Tim, but figuratively it was to show John that Savannah will eventually move on even though she still loves John. It was bittersweet in that…show more content…
This tone is executed during the beginning of the story a lot when Savannah and John first met each other to show their connection. The first time this tone takes place is when John was about to take Savannah on their first date, he thought to himself, “And for an instant, I fantasized about wrapping my arms around her right then and there” (Sparks 89). This quote initiates the physical romantic aspect of their relationship. He was so excited and happy to see her he just wanted to hug her. In this moment, she wasn't even stopping to see him, just running inside to grab her purse before they left and he couldn't even wait until she got back to hug her. The romantic tone is shown yet again, when her and John were at at the beach talking about their relationship and he said, “You have no idea how much the last few days have meant to me,” I began. “Meeting you has been the best thing that’s ever happened to me.” I hesitated, knowing that if I stopped now, I’d never be able to say it to anyone. “I love you,” I whispered” (Sparks 150). In this moment, in the climax of their relationship, three words had just been said to Savannah and she is on cloud nine. Innocent Savannah had just been told that big, handsome John loved her. Moments before she was discussing how she liked a guy to be a gentleman and how much she liked spending time with her. He was reflecting on his feelings and what she had just told him and decided to come completely clear and break the ice. This was a big eye opener for Savannah and placed John on a pedestal because he was being a gentleman. This part of the story seemed romantic as he was finally confessing his feelings, as did she, and they were reminiscing on their memories and how they meant so much to both of them. The last time this romantic theme is relevant within the story is when John and Savannah were sitting on the beach and he was apologizing to her for punching

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