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The language at Ann Weiss's disposal is inadequate and trite, a reflection of the unspeakableness of her tragedy, but also a reference to people's inability to transcend the cultural discourses in which they are enmeshed.
Her silence following this pamphlet also suggests the unspeakableness of perpetual deferral.
In other words, Alvarez uses absences and unspeakableness to