In Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman presents the life of protagonist who finds herself consistently in social rituals, aggressions, dilemmas, and absurdities. Eleanor tries to navigate these fine lines, reading cues where she can, frustrated at other moments by the difficulty of understanding how to be–or how she is expected to behave.
In your post, speak to Eleanor’s personal trajectory, and what do you think the author is trying to say by means of this character. In what way is Eleanor a metaphor, or how does she represent the experiences many have, but do not or cannot speak about. Also, what do you make of the title, in this context?