In a chilling night of May 1981, a young girl with all the dreams in her mind came out of her dorm room without knowing that a horrified future was waiting for her. As she writes in Alice Sebold’s Lucky, she was a totally different person the night after she was badly raped. Her real struggle started when she saw her rapist for the fist time few months later she was raped. She had to gathered all the courage she could possibly gather to take the culprit behind the bars. She is so vivid in her writing that that the readers can actually visualize the horrible thing happened to her and how she decided to take revenge after she saw her rapist. The way she describes her story, the readers can feel the same pain she went through and the relief when she saw the criminal. She showed how one needs to bring all the courage together when she saw the rapist. She could have either ignored the rapist when she saw and live her life without going through all the chaos or she could have chosen the more painful but right path to bring her rapist to the justice. The decided to pick the right way so the rapist can feel the pain by spending his rest of life behind the bars.
Even though she went through the post traumatic stress in order to bring her rapist to justice but she can live her life peacefully knowing that whoever ruined her life is also feeling the pain. It was the new start of her life as she says, “My life was over; my life had just begun.” (Sebold, 33). She wrote her story so nicely that even those people who have had not the experience of being raped feel like they are reading the story as it happened to them. That is the beauty of Alice Sebold’s Lucky. She tried to keep away her readers from her own thoughts and imaginations. She uses so intensified words that the readers feel as it is happening right in front of their eyes and they can’t do anything about it.