is loss a theme for The Bath by Raymond Carver  is there any critics how think loss is a theme


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I think loss is a theme, but also the randonness of life ~ bad events happen.  There is such an abrupt ending with the child's death it left me feeling hopeless and sad, which i think is a direct difference from the later version he wrote in , 'a small good thing' where hope, community and forgiveness come into play at the end.

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