Joseph Rouhana asked:
I read this a few month ago and I loved it ! SPOILERS BEWARE !!!! I have a question though I hope somebody can answer: there is one event in this book I don't understand , as in I don't understand the meaning behind it , if there is any deep meaning that is, it's when Esther loses her virginity and starts to bleed. Can anybody shed some light to this events meaning? Thank you!
This answer contains spoilers… (view spoiler)[Losing her virginity didn't have as much significance for her as it does for most people, in terms of emotions, and overtime, especially after finding out about Buddy's summer fling, she began to see her virginity as a sort of burden. What happened afterwards, when she began to hemorrhage, is much more important (in my opinion). She understood that she was losing too much blood and needed medical attention, but rather than using her injury as a catalyst for ending her life as she most likely would have done if the situation would have occurred a couple months prior, she chose to seek out help. This moment gives us conformation that Esther has regained her will to live and symbolizes the light at the end of an obstacle rich, suicide inducing tunnel. (hide spoiler)]
Holly Esther is very over-dramatic about everything blood-related. Remember when Marco had blood on his white suit? She is so preoccupied with it being a "stain" physically and metaphorically. It's so appalling to her that she doesn't even see colors of red, just white and black. I would say the doctor isn't treating any true ailment, but rather recognizing her reaction to the situation is uncommon, rare, and indeed a psychotic breakdown. Personally, I see many traits of Borderline Personality Disorder in these scenes. The inability of Esther to see shades of grey - just one extreme or another juxtaposed with her anxiety of men/body issues.
Prateek GOYAL I wonder what does the doctor mean when he says your case is one in a million. But he is able to treat it.
Rachael Hughes Blood spotting occurs naturally post vicinity lost. Via gentle penis vaginal friction. Ladies x