The life I dreamed about

by alona rozental

Artwork: Alona Rozental,Yotam Lavy,Ilay Alhadeff,Yuval Eisen,Dani Segal and Dan Hazut

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The life I dreamed about

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Artwork: Alona Rozental,Yotam Lavy,Ilay Alhadeff,Yuval Eisen,Dani Segal and Dan Hazut

  • Joined Dec 2021
  • Published Books 1

We choose the song Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles

 

Ah, look at all the lonely people

Ah, look at all the lonely people

 

Eleanor Rigby, picks up the rice

in the church where a wedding has been

Lives in a dream

Waits at the window, wearing the face

that she keeps in a jar by the door

Who is it for

 

All the lonely people

Where do they all come from?

All the lonely people

Where do they all belong?

 

Father McKenzie, writing the words

of a sermon that no one will hear

No one comes near

Look at him working, darning his socks

in the night when there’s nobody there

What does he care

 

All the lonely people

Where do they all come from?

All the lonely people

Where do they all belong?

 

Ah, look at all the lonely people

Ah, look at all the lonely people

 

Eleanor Rigby, died in the church

and was buried along with her name

Nobody came

Father McKenzie, wiping the dirt

from his hands as he walks from the grave

No one was saved

 

All the lonely people

Where do they all come from?

All the lonely people

Where do they all belong

 

 

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The song tells the story of two lonely people, a woman named Eleanor Rigby, who is seen cleaning up rice after a wedding.

The second is Father McKenzie, the sentence “no one will hear” could indicate that nobody in coming to his church, he feels lonely.

After Eleanor Rigby is buried, we learn that “nobody came״ indicating that she died alone.

״Father McKenzie, wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave” can say that father McKenzie probably identify with Eleanor, they were both lonely people, therefore he gave her last respect.

 

In the story, George feel lonely too, he feels indifferent toward the people in the neighborhood. George thinks that Mr. Cattanzara is different from the other people in the neighborhood.

In the beginning George tells Mr. Cattanzara that he is reading about a hundred books in the summer.

Mr. Cattanzara starts a rumor that George is reading a hundred books and the people in the neighborhood smile at Geroge kindly and he feel happy.

After that George avoids walking past Mr. Cattanzara’s house because he doesn’t want Mr. Cattanzara to ask him about his reading, he is afraid that Mr. Cattanzara will discover his lie.

After a while George meet Mr. Cattanzara and  Mr. Cattanzara asks George how his reading coming along.

George says” Fine I guess” but he lied.

When George leave his room and walks in the neighborhood again he discovers that the people still think highly of him.

In the end George runs to the library, counts 100 books and starts to read.

Cattanzara understand George We learn this from the advice he gives to George: “Don’t do what I did”.

We can understand that he is very intelligent, he probably went through something similar like George, he finds comfort and escape from his life be getting drunk.

Apparently Mr Cattanzara feels alone in his life as well in addition to what he’s been through like George, he identifies with George and wants to help him.

 

 

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The connection between the song and the story is that in both the two main characters feel alone and have difficulties in life, in the song father McKenzie identifies with Eleanor and buries her as a last respect, no one buried her and she died alone.

The song says that father McKenzie feels alone too and identify with Eleanor.

In the story recounted that Mr. Cattanzara helps George and tell him to not make a mistakes like he did, he identifies with him, both of them somewhere feel alone in their lives.

Mr. Cattanzara tries to help George because he understands him as Father McKenzie understands Eleanor.

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