In the end The Gambler stabs the Swede, therefore he is violence. Drover is mentally unstable and she is hallucinating things and events, or that there is something supernatural after Mrs. The superintendent and his wife both confirm that no one named Jamie Harris has ever lived in the building. The house is bare, empty, decrepit. As she is sailing with him she sees off in the distance a bright shore which she is told is Heaven. Having just moved to a house in the country, some of Mrs.
The Roysters also confirm this. Because no one is supposed to know that she is back in London, it is strange for the letter to be even addressed to her in such a perfect timing as well as being placed on her table. Guardian News and Media, 07 Feb. We want this wife and mother to escape the evil clutches of the demonic lover and once we believe she is safe we get slapped with the truth. Her belief that a draft from the basement signals the departure of an intruder could be true, or further evidence of her erratic behavior and unstable frame of mind although the physicality of air being disturbed is one of the more tangible pieces of evidence for a physical presence in the house.
The term firstacquired its now-current evil connotations in the Septuaginttranslation of the Hebrew Bible, informed by the mythology of theancient Semitic religions. Drover returns to has a sense of desolation and estrangement, and the effort required to get into the house creates a sense of foreboding, suggesting her visit will be difficult and testing. Drover as a girl in the garden of her family home during the First World War. The lines of the poem are made long and short to indicate the changing moods of the narrator. In the first stanza, a woman arrives upon a beautiful ship, though she can see no crew members. The Easterner knows the key to the story but refuses to tell the other characters, because of his reserved quality and his knowledge his sin is cowardice.
During this time, the pledge of binding love that they had made to one another became nothing but a sinister troth. Instead, Bowen moves the narrative directly to the silence of the street, and the repetition of the image of the damaged buildings creates a sense of foreboding that mirrors the atmosphere upon Mrs. If anything Kathleen is afraid. Analysis - Tone: Suspenseful, and Scary. Drover walks in and she is immediately spooked by the emptiness of the house. However, her lover tells her that they are not headed there, rather he points to a dark and dreary shore which he labels Hell. Every time she looked in to her mother eyes she could see that she was a disappointment and this was killing her inside.
Drover : Evidence : Analytical. Due to the bombs dropped on London during The Blitz at the start of The Second World War, many families moved to the countryside. Langston Hughes' poem satirizes the injustice meted out to the poor marginalized blacks by the white majority in New York's Harlem. In the present we see her in her house going to collect some of her old things to take back to her real house but, while looking for her stuff, she finds a letter. I believe that the story is about the differences between the mother and the daughter.
Drover finds a letter which makes her recall of her soldier fiancé twenty-five years ago and the promise that he made her make. Drover marvels at how deteriorated the house has become and how strange the once familiar setting now feels to her. Then, the narrator starts to dream about her future with Jamie and about past conversations that they have had. Drover felt remorse for her ex-fiance. Filipino Healers are the most positive, energetic, and practical persons.
He carelessly tosses the narrator information and tells her what she wants to hear. The story shows us that what you create in your mind is a reflection of who you are inside. She put all of her trust in a man that completely disregarded her person, at best. I on the other hand am a demon. In utter shock and complete horror, Mrs, Drover realizes that the letter is from her dead fiancé from twenty-five years ago.
Thinking something might be happening, she hid for safety and caught her breath. Crying, she lay on the ground as the sirens stop. Readers do not see Mrs. Drover has made them a promise, though it less clear what exactly this promise entails. When we are able to identify with the people around us we are able to find out who we really are and the difference we make in others lives, as well as, the difference our community makes in our lives. Despite the passing of time twenty five years K. Symbolism : Author's Purpose : - Create suspense in the story.
Kathleen Drover, a woman in her forties, has returned to her house in London during the Second World War. She is with a man who is older than her, and the reader realizes that this is her former fiancé, on leave from fighting in France. You need do nothing but wait. The narrator returns to the shoeshine man, who points out the exact house into which he saw Jamie go. Drover can be portrayed as the house in the way that due to the war, it is now empty and needs much repair.
Even though it is practically impossible for Kathleen to do so due to the fact that she has not only moved on but is married with children. He promised to give her seven ships already at sea and the one that brought him to her, where he had twenty-four mariners and music. The narrator believes the house is inhabited, for she again hears laughter and voices coming from behind the walls. Something which would further play on the theme of control. Demons have no reality outside the imagination of persons who believe in them, but to those persons, demons can be quite real and very harmful. The human mind functions both consciously and unconsciously; while the conscious exists superficially, the unconscious governs most human actions. As the reader finishes the story it is unclear whether she was abducted by the devil, her deceased fiancé, or she was in the midst of a war time induced hallucination.