All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places


Jennifer Niven

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All the Bright Places: 7. Violet: 152 days till graduation Summary & Analysis

On Sunday morning, Violet sits in her bedroom. The domain is expiring, so Violet sorts through her and Eleanor’s ideas for the site. She doesn’t understand most of Eleanor’s notes. Violet makes some notes of her own and then reads the site’s final post. It’s silly and unimportant. Violet deletes all the notes, as well as the webhosting company’s email notifying her of the expiration.
Seeing expire forces Violet to confront that Eleanor is gone. She seems unable to work on the site on her own—and without Eleanor to give the site meaning, it doesn’t seem so important anymore. This shows how Eleanor’s death seems to have robbed Violet’s life of any meaning or purpose, as writing blog posts (something she previously enjoyed) no longer matters to her.
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