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In my interpretation, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is about a homosexual boy from Spain who has to endure the abuse of his overly-religious father and overcome the trauma caused by the killing of his younger step-brother with whom he is still in love with. The “aeroplane” is a treehouse the brothers would spend most of their time in, mostly to escape their homophobic father. At one point, the older brother imagines that the treehouse is a time machine and goes back in time to Holland 1945, imagining his step-brother as Anne Frank to cope with his sexuality and their sexual relationship. The father, a clear Hitler-like figure, had killed the younger brother causing the older brother to flee and live with the delusion of Anne Frank’s ghost that he haunts himself with to repress the memories of his dead step-brother

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