Feelings of love are evoked as we can see and feel this emotion from our male character, even though he is about to bury her, he did indeed, and still does love.... the corpse!
As he lays her down, we await for him to make love to her, only to realize that she is gone, and we have been deceived as viewers, but we retain the emotion that has been evoked by the film, this is powerful.
I feel compassion for the male character, somehow, someway, and that causes me discomfort! I really love the composition of when we see a portion of the shovel dug into the sand with the male character as he approaches it. Really well done!