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Dependency by Tove Ditlevsen Day 3

February 20, 2022 | Part I, Chapters 5-6

Being from poor (poor!) working class, Tove strives to social climb. She places herself in marriage, motherhood, love like a child playing a game. And like a child, she ruins the game when bored.



The Eternal Triangle is also Tove caught painfully between society and true self, i.e.: Tove, the writer. She connects to the world in writing. The rest seems disconnected. (Photo credit: Nordfoto.)

Her longing to be normal becomes a destructive life strategy: “Ebbe asks, Why do you want to be normal and regular? Everyone knows you’re not.”


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