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Essay: "Let's get things sorted"

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  • Published: 1 October 2015*
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The text Let’s Get Things Sorted is about a man called Paul, who finds his wife Lindsay’s sister lying crying on their doorstep. He invites Linda inside and tries to figure out what is wrong with her. He think that the reason why she is there is because of some of her problems with school, boyfriend and so on. Paul makes her some coffee and afterwards he is going in to tell Lindsay that her sister is on visit. Lindsay is going to the lounge looking dreadful and then suddenly Lindsay and Paul starts a fight. She is vomiting and does not want to get dressed with a new nightie. They have a big fight about their relationship and in the end, Linda and Paul is trying to clean up the mess that Lindsay made. Linda goes out to the kitchen to take some drugs, but Paul discovers it and declares that he thinks it is a fucked family.
2. Characterize Linda:
Linda is a young girl with many problems. The text says that she is going on college, because Paul asks Linda how it goes on college and that shows us that Linda is about 20 years old or so. Sometimes Linda has problems with her boyfriend, school and friends.
Linda also have another big problem, she is taking some drugs and maybe she is a drug addict.
In the end of the story she is about to take some pills, which she calls ‘magic beans’. The reason why she call them magic beans is that they maybe has a ‘magic’ effect such as being high on drugs. Fortunately, she does not have time to take the drugs, because Paul discovers it and he throw them out of the window. Linda gets mad and tries to cheat him by saying that the pills were on prescription. When Paul leaves, she sneaks out to get them. Paul asks in interest what is wrong with her, because she was lying on the doorstep crying a lot and could not even speak.
In addition, because she apparently only visit Paul and Lindsay, when there is something wrong with her and she has problems.
Linda’s family is very sad and the emotionally obviously doesn’t exist in their family
3. Comment on the title:
I think that the title ‘Let’s Get Things Sorted’ is good, because it is very contrary to the text.
Lindsay and Paul starts this big fight and in the middle of this, Paul says, ‘We need to get things sorted’. They need to get their relationship sorted out, because it seems like they have many problems with each other. Lindsay wants the relationship to be more emotional. Paul wants to do everything for her and he really wants to give Lindsay all the love that he is incapable of.
Paul is talking about relationships and that they are in love, but a relationship requires an effort.
4. In a short essay (150-200 words) discuss to which extent you may rely on your partner to solve your problems:
I do not think that it’s your partners job to solve all problems unless it has something to do with him/her. There could be many problems in a relationship such as being unfaithful and maybe smaller problems like how they are doing the dishes or something more stupid like that.
In addition, I think it is impossible to live without problems and those who says that they never fight with their partner is lying. And if you have problems in your relationship you need to solve the problems together and you need to find a solution that both of you can accept. It is not up to one of them, you need to be two to safe a relationship or marriage.
If you have a problem with yourself and your self-esteem, it is not your partner’s job to solve it. You are also committed to take part in it. Both parties in a relationship must make sure they are comfortable together and feel good about themselves.

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