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Aimee Bender raises the issue about love for the theme. When we talk about love, it sometimes relates to the physical realm of sex. Both characters in “The Rememberer” and “On a Saturday Afternoon” try to use sex in solving their broken heart. “Themes in the stories as a whole—here are some : deformity as a way to show loss or change, sex as an expression of loss rage obliteration connection or freedom” (Bender, Nov. 1998).
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Unformatted text preview: With different backgrounds and ways of Annie in “The Rememberer” and the woman in “On a Saturday Afternoon”, Bender creates a clear message of sex that she wants to address; sex might cure loneliness. After two characters experience it themselves, they realize something about sex. It is not the best medicine to cure the characters’ emptiness....
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