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Literature Companion: The Virgin Suicides

Length: 33 pages21 minutes


The story revolves around the lives of five sisters, the Lisbon girls. The people living in their community are quite fascinated by the acts of these five sisters because they can’t explain for their acts.

There are five daughters in the family and they are Cecilia, Lux, Bonnie, Mary, and Therese. It is noticeable that there is only one year’s age different between the consecutive sisters. Cecilia is thirteen, Lux is fourteen, Bonnie is fifteen, Mary is sixteen, and Therese is seventeen.

The story ends with the suicides of the four sisters. Cecilia happens to have committed suicide before them.

Literature Companion: The Virgin Suicides
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Overview
Chapter Three: Major Characters
Chapter Four: Complete Summary
Chapter Five: Critical Analysis

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