Analysis Of ' F. Scott Fitzgerald 's ' Dimension And Train ' Essay

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In Dimension and Train, there is a significant use of flashbacks that Munro has applied, making each story more compelling, and is ultimately the formula in reaching the ending of each where the central characters decide to take a new path in their lives. Dimension is heavily reliant on it, as Munro uses this technique to make the story suspenseful and offer a deeper psychological aspect to the character’s lives. The flashbacks are what build up to the climax of the story, which is a flashback it itself. The flashback, which is the climax, of Doree finding that Lloyd killed their children, remains one of the most powerful scenes in the story though it is written in past tense. The reader can still feel the immediacy of events and what Doree was feeling in that moment, “Doree had run out of the house and was stumbling around the yard, holding her arms tight across her stomach as if she had been sliced open and was trying to keep herself together” (Munro 11), and by doing so, it brings the reader closer to Doree. Though Train isn’t as reliant on flashbacks, they are still very effective in the story, providing an important understanding as to why Jackson and Belle are the way they are in the present day. After the flashback of Ileane, the reader can feel the longing that Jackson feels due to the context given, “Now that she was gone, Jackson felt a wish to see her. Her voice even in distress had been marvelously unchanged” (Munro 58). Munro uses the flashbacks as explanations…

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