Essay about Analysis Of ' The Workbox ' By Thomas Hardy
705 Words Apr 9th, 2015 3 Pages
The wife, “came of borough folk” (4). This suggests that she is of a higher class than her husband because “He was a joiner, of village life” (3), a carpenter. The wife might feel she is better than the husband. She may not even truly love him, so introducing John might imply that he is a lover from her past or a current lover whom she is cheating with. The husband may know of his wife’s infidelity with John or discovers that her heart truly lies with John instead of him and becomes jealous. He may have murdered John or discovered that his wife knows something about john’s death and created the sewing box to either confirm his suspicions or to show her he is not as naive as she thinks.
Verbal irony is saying the opposite…