The description of police cars, lights, the house- everything makes the readers anticipate that something terrifying is going to happen. It heightens the tempo and kick starts the spirit that continues throughout…
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nt even know the girl.”, “Which meant this place was just where the young lady would sleep and live right before being called back to the hospital for another long night”, “something ancient...something powerful”.
The title of the story hints of philosophical content whereas the content points more towards mysticism. Even after reading the whole story we never really find out who Mr. Parish was. In this regard, the story bears a sense of incompleteness. ‘Jessica’ might not be the real identity of the girl. She remains just as a “dead body” who lived in the house and was enrolled at the local hospital.
This story has numerous strengths. The picture of crime scene in the beginning, of Mr. Hannay himself, the entrance room and above all about Mr. Parish- his appearance and expressions- are all picturesque- “jogging pants and a sweat shirt”, “his green eyes almost seemed made of glass”. They are very much lively and vivid. Moreover, the story is capable of holding t reader’s interest till the very end. Every segment of the story is tightly bound to one single theme and the readers become excited, frightened and enthralled to discover the true identity of Mr. Parish.
Somehow, a casual reading of the text does not reveal what made Mr. Parish kill a so- called Jessica, a girl he doesn’t even know. The author could have further developed her character. Also, Mr. Hannay’s character could have been more informative.
The dialogues perfectly suit to the situations. There is no excess flow of emotions. Nowhere are they exaggerated, but the readers can very well perceive Robert’s eagerness and worries, Julie’s likings, and Mike’s casual feelings. Comparatively dialogues are fewer in first half of the story. But they make the ending a brilliant one.
In the first half of the story, the motive of “The Closet” is not stated clearly. The reader wanders around senior high school manners, prom- night conventions and ceremonies, until one
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Daily details of human lives are combined with invented and magic factors of unreal world. Fantasy is combined with reality and a question appears: what are the magic possibilities presented in this story of magic realism? Whether the Angel is the inspirer of people?
In this case, Sarty’s father defiles the rights of other people in order to fulfill his ambitions and desires in life while disregarding other people’s feelings. Therefore, his father’s self-fulfillment is through defiling the rights of other people in order to satisfy his ego.
It was written at a time when strict social roles were about to be unraveled. To illustrate: “They were always rebuffed and yet they continued to send out their invitations, unwilling to comprehend the rigid and undemocratic realities of their society” (Cheever 1239).
As time progressed, they talked about other matters, fell in love, cherished one another and finally wedded. The rich king had a daughter named Joanne whom he loved deeply. The queen also had a daughter from a previous matrimony named Jennifer Smith. The two, Jennifer and Joanne, become extremely good friends as they had been tied together by their parents’ marriage.
The story’s point of view refers to the narrator’s position, as it relates to the story being conveyed. This is a first person narrative, since the narrator unveils the plot by describing the viewpoint persona as “I”.
There was an alert of a probable terrorist attack on the city but such alerts were now a common thing to the residents there. Kashmir faced such alerts and such attacks almost on a daily basis; nothing could stop life from bustling. People still got married, they still had
largely a tendency to repeat words in the same sentence or paragraph: “nice night, “nice few days;” “Cool, how’s the game going?” I say trying to keep it cool;” “I rush inside --- I rush and tell them;” “I’m walking on air as Thomas walks me home.”