According to Aunt Nancy’s taste the funeral of her sister Eleanor is not befitting. When they Mummy then carried to the grave, were “eight hundred people there, half the French cabinet, and the Aga Khan, and the Windsors; simply all “. In contrast, Nicholas Pratt Commenting on today’s ceremony: “You have to partying life: As it goes, our Schulflittchen!” Only a handful of people have appeared in the crematorium chapel: relatives, friends, companions. Aunt Nancy and Nicholas Pratt are the last who remained the Ü-70 generation.
In their minds and their occurrence lives Aunt Nancy in the world of the rich and super-rich. At the age of twelve, she squandered in a few days thousands of dollars spending money for clothes and Tinnef – no wonder she was disowned by Mummy. Now she had to be humiliated and money, “get out” of people like the Tesco, “rich as God.” Although Nancy’s world is built of glamor on lies and deceit and she was only saved by the help of trustees before the prison, they can not prevent them, look down full of arrogance in the lower plebs.
Nicholas Pratt has no money worries. He has traveled with driver Miguel. The ossified, arrogant and sarcastic old man with a walking stick is full of dominance and self-confidence. No one is in front of his wickedness safe. His behavior towards others, especially his razor-sharp, devastating Abkanzelungen are unbearable. Often you almost felt the desire to put down the imaginary creep. But this aggression saves us readers the novel worldly fate, for Nicholas Pratt is the grand finale of the ceremony as a lifeless body, kicked the bucket of a heart attack, carried out of the hall.
A poor madman named Fleur was – appeared to the wake and had dared to address Pratt, to provoke him – in moth-eaten sweater. You know yourself, have a sense, a “small radar”: He was so totally crazy, a psychiatric case. And that says it just sets him who it important to be distinguished from the “pile of garbage” – all those who today like to cherish their complexes and syndromes and maintain – and as proud as loudly emphasized that he had “not the leisesten approach psychological problems “. Has perhaps yet met him on a sore spot Fleur?
Set up feelings of redemption, liberation, relief one? Now, as to father David and mother Eleanor died, son Patrick could finally breathe again. He is almost 50 years old. While other speeches, droning in the background Frank Sinatra, drifting from his thoughts. What a nightmare scenario was his childhood. His brutal, drunken father constantly desecrated him, circumcised him on the kitchen table. Mother Eleanor, himself abused, tolerated it all. As a student, Patrick was finally able to leave home, but alcohol, drugs and suicidal thoughts brought him temporarily to a psychiatric ward. Later he married Mary, they got two boys, then parted though.
maternal feelings and love there was never in Patrick’s life. Eleanor’s concern and willingness to sacrifice was different: children in Africa or in Naples – or just esoteric, nutty spinners. Eleanor founded Trusts and donated all their assets. Of the many millions no penny was left for Patrick. He lives in a one-bedroom apartment and allowed the cost of the nursing home, dying in the nut on rates apply.
“In the end” ( “”
< p> In an interview with the Frankfurter Rundschau (28 September 2011) St says Aubyn bluntly: “… Yes, Patrick is my alter ego His parents are my parents, it’s all autobiographical” at age 30, he had the first parts of Melrose family history written. that was not a therapy. He had suffered greatly is sometimes fainted, the publication had wanted even withdraw.
Patrick in the novel finds Edward in his life the right way. Free drugs and vices both recognize the value of their own little family. your children they want to be a loving, caring father. a positive outlook, which the Roman hardly seems to admit.