After the protagonist has been murdered, the antagonist concludes the Confession Letter as it started – with a thread to the audience.
Comments and Conclusions
In our opinion, the Confession Letter has a clear and obvious structure that goes beyond a document that somebody just typed down. The letter’s structure immensely reminds us of the structure of a five-part ancient Greek drama based on Freytag’s pyramid.
Part IV looked like a miserable poem or ballad to us, with intended or unintended rhymes and alliterations.
Even if it is farfetched, we see a possible correlation of the Confession Letter’s bipolar flip structure with writing a poem on the underside of a desk (Desktop Poem) or words upside down on postcards (The Pace Is Not Any Slower; Peek Through The Pines).
Admittedly, there is a clear risk of over-interpretation in trying to analyze something unsolved. Therefore, it is quite possible that we fell into this over-interpretation trap with our structural analysis of the Confession Letter.
However, there are some obvious and some potential correlations that we simply could not ignore. Therefore, we wanted to share them with you in order to bring some new food for thought to the discussion table.
We would be happy receiving your feedback, particularly if you consider yourself an expert in poetry, literature and stage plays.