Unformatted text preview: as her. Because this new son, Bernard (b2) showed love towards Salter he continued to not be able to let go. The love he received from Bernard (b2) and his wife drove him to seek out Bernard (b1), after Bernard’s (b2) death; despite the hatred Salter knew he had for him. After this Bernard’s suicide he yet again could not let go which is why he seeked out Michael and hoped to find similarities to either Bernard. This is why Salter asks about dogs, he simply asks “Dogs?” (1627 line 109) while talking about Michael. He seeks to hold onto Bernard and in turn to hold on to his wife. This great source of love Salter had from Bernard (b2) and his wife, made it so he could not let go despite the deaths throughout the play....
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