Why do the protagonists of “Children of the Sea” write to each other even though they cannot send the letters?
Some students may say the letters help them feel more connected to each other despite the distance. These students may also think the lovers have a hope of seeing each other again despite the circumstances. Other students may believe the protagonists are primarily writing for themselves rather than to each other. They may see the letters more as diary entries that are intended for another person in name only, not in purpose. Students on both sides of this debate may point to the following line from the young man: “I know you will probably never see this, but it...
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