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    The Open Window Analysis

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    Both “the open window,” by Saki, and “the monkey’s paw,” by Jacobs, are structured in parts; and each of these parts correspond to an occurrence during the story. Saki and Jacobs also both introduce ghosts during the climax of the stories- however in the Monkey’s paw we never really find out if the ghost is real, and in the Open window, we explicitly find out that the ghost is not real. Finally, both Saki and Jacobs make use of powerful language to instill fear in the reader and pull them deeper into the story. In both the open window and the monkey’s paw, Saki and Jacobs use a metaphor between the structure of the story, and the story’s content. In his story, “the open window,” Saki tells two stories- one which he uses as a “frame story,” and the other which he embeds within the frame. The frame story is the one in which Mr. Nuttel visits Mrs. Sappleton, and Vera tells him a story. Vera’s story, the embedded story, convinces Mr. Nuttel that her uncles are dead, and causes him to flee frantically when he sees the three men walking towards the house. The metaphor occurs when Vera…

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    themselves. Some people lie to sell something and other will lie just because they can and to see the other person's reaction. Fir example, a car dealership company, especially ones that sell used cars, will often lie about the quality of a car just to sell it and make a profit. Many people will lie about anything for the fun of it, and sometimes can get so good at it they start believing what they're saying is actually true, they starts deceiving themselves. Many people they lie to, know that…

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    The Open Window By Saki

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    Have you ever been scared to death? In “The Open Window” by Saki, he writes about a man who goes to a house to get help for his anxiety. He meets a young teenage girl named Vera, who tells him that the reason the window is always kept open is because her aunt’s husband and sons went on a hunting trip near the swamp and never returned. Mrs. Sappleton still waits for them by keeping the window open. Vera had actually fibbed about the whole story so when Vera’s family really does come back from the…

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    The Open Window Paradox

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    In both “Like the Sun” and “The Open Window”, the authors use paradox and irony. The stories have different conceptions of how truth, deception, and honesty play a role in the management of chaos. The two stories show how the absence of truth makes life more manageable, yet at the same time, it is a horrible thing. In this essay, I will explain the elements of truth, irony and paradoxes in the stories. In “Like the Sun”, the author uses paradox when he states that the headmaster’s music was a…

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    Louise. The story of an hour is about Louise Mallard a woman who finds that her husband Richard Mallard has died in an accident. So after locking herself in her room for a while she eventually gets out only to discover that her husband Richards is really active and well. Louise then experience a heart attack and dies. While in her room Louise first closes her room door, then sits in front of an open window so that she may contemplate on her past. Although the text is referring…

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    In the master bedroom, “There stood, facing the open window, a comfortable, roomy armchair. Into this she sank, pressed down by a physical exhaustion that haunted her body and seemed to reach into her soul (115).” The narrator expresses Mrs. Mallard’s chronic repression pointing out that she “sank, pressed down” into the chair from “exhaustion” and from being “haunted.” Exhaustion, to use up or consume completely, indicates that marriage has taken its toll over the years. To be haunted is to…

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    represents a bird. It is important for the reader to be aware of this because just reading her name they can visualize a bird flying, as in the story Mrs. Mallard was “fleeing” her old life. Lastly, there are many notions of liminality that are evident throughout the story that symbolize meaning outside of what is written on the page. The open window that Mrs. Mallard looks out of represents the freedom and opportunities that she was deprived of when she was married. Everything that she…

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    the right side of the room leans towards Jesus while the unidentified figure on the left has his hand in proximity to Jesus. This scene matches the story of the Emmaus supper, at which Jesus has a conversation with two disciples. That being said, the server is working in the kitchen while Jesus converses with the two men. Yet, the server is (not in contact) with Jesus since Jesus and the two other figures don’t seem to notice the server at that moment. In addition, the only physical link between…

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    “He’d have no problem sewing your mouth shut.” “Yeah, whatever.” Hayden mutters. “Let’s get out of this place, movie star.” Hayden starts to explore whatever is around her and all of the sudden, she sees a hologram type of thing. It’s a video of her parents- worried sick. “Why would she do this? Her life was perfect!” Her mom sobs while sitting in Hayden’s room. “I don’t know, honey.” Hayden’s dad replies. “It makes no sense.” “Do what?” Hayden wonders. “Is that your family?” Brooke asks.…

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    Mallard has to look forward to after the passing of her husband. In the text, the descriptions of what Mrs. Mallard is doing alone in her room symbolizes freedom. When she goes to her room, presumably to grieve, she is actually realizing her future. The narrator speaks of her looking out of an open window at patches of blue skies (426). The window is being used as a representative of the open opportunities in which she will now experience. The text also mentions tree tops, birds twittering, and…

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