When describing the Landlady in “The Landlady” by Roald Dahl, readers can conclude that she is clever. The Landlady is clever because her plans are well thought out to kill people who visits her house. Dahl writes,”There was a baby grand piano and a big sofa and several plump armchairs, and in one corner he spotted a large parrot in a cage, animals were usually a good sign in a place like this, Billy told himself.” She tries to pretend to make other people think that it’s a safe, peaceful and comfortable place to stay at her home by making fake animals. Especially, waiting for Billy Weaver to come. Also, the Landlady is clever when Billy was so attracted into the BED AND BREAKFAST title at the window. Dahl writes,”BED AND BREAKFAST, it said.
When the author first introduces you to the women running the Bed and Breakfast place, she was very good at putting up a front and being very welcoming to Billy. This story is similar to what your parents might say, never go into a person’s house if you don’t know them. In this short story the author is the narrator of the story. In “The Landlady” there is a lot of foreshadowing, which is giving you a quick preview of what is coming next in the story.
The name of this story is The Landlady and it is by Roald Dahl. In this story there is a lot of fascinating things where there is things that are just to good to be true. In this story, things will seem to be nice and cosy. Roald Dahl creates a sense of foreboding by making the Landlady seem too nice and very creepy. Billy Weaver doesn't know whats coming to him.
“There was a kind of faded merriment in the background, with its vase of flowers and its draped velvet curtains, the kind of case and the kind of curtains that no one would have any more. The clothes were not even romantic-looking, bur merely most terribly out of fashion, and the whole affair was associated, in the minds of the little girls, with dead things: the smell of Grandmother’s medicated cigarettes and her furniture that smelled of beeswax, and her old-fashioned perfume, Orange Flower. The woman in the picture had been Aunt Amy, but she was only a ghost in a frame, and a sad, pretty story from old times. She had been beautiful, much loved, unhappy, and she had died young.” (173)
In “The Boarding House,” Mrs. Mooney’s actions and interactions are primarily portrayed as being manipulative. She is a “dark” person and Joyce uses examples to support this. Joyce describes Mrs. Mooney as a person that is stern and is “all business.” Mrs. Mooney’s characteristics imply that she is someone to fear. In addition, Mrs. Mooney’s boarding house is run with much order. Joyce states that Mrs. Mooney “governed her house cunningly and firmly, knew when to give credit, when to be stern and when to let things pass,” which a viewer can acknowledge that Mrs. Mooney is a “dark” and fierce women when it comes down to taking actions on others (56). Furthermore, Mrs. Mooney has such a stern and superior control over the tenants that Joyce states that the “young men spoke of her as The madam,” which means a lady of respect (57). They know that Mrs. Mooney is one lady to be feared.
Early in the story, before the paper flies out of the window, Tom Beneke’s wife, Clair, glances across the room and says, “You work too much, though, Tom---and too hard (Finney 16)." She is foreshadowing by looking at the desk that the paper is on, telling him that he works too hard. In a way she seems to be asking herself if all of the hard work is really worth it, going along with the theme of working so much that you forget how to live. Furthermore, Tom Beneke steps by the window to try to open it and ends up having a really hard time, because the window is so heavy. He “shoves upward,” but it doesn’t work so he has to “lower his hands and then shoots them upward to jolt the window a few inches (Finney 16)." While Beneke is struggling to get the window open, he is also creatine suspense and foreshadowing because he doesn’t know that later in the story he is going to be locked on the other side of the window, having the same problem again. In conclusion, Jack Finney uses foreshadowing many times throughout his short story, “Contents of a Dead Man’s
At the beginning of the poem, the wife, Amy, is at the top of their stairs and is very upset after looking out the window down at their only child's burial site. Amy acts as if she has seen a ghost. When her husband asks what is wrong, she "refused him any help,/with the least stiffening in her neck and silence." (13-14) He passed her to look at what she had seen, but she was "sure that he wouldn't see." (16) He acted as if he had seen what was bothering her. He tried to tell her that he understood what she was going through, and that he felt the same way.
In the first four lines of the poem, the speaker explains that he is trespassing on someone else’s land. He does not expect to be seen, because the owner lives in the village, nor does he want to be seen, because, besides being on someone else's property, it would be out of character for him to be there. He is a man of the world who has promised his time to other people, so it seems unusual that he has stopped what he’s doing to watch the woods. He knows who owns which pieces of land, or thinks he does, and his speech has a sort of pleasant familiar-ness, as in just "stopping by." The speaker says, “Whose woods these are, I think I know/ His house is in the village though.” He is unsure of the owner in the first line, and then in the second he says that the owner lives in the village. In the second line, he seems...
In paragraph 2 the author uses foreshadowing when it said "I had seen Aunt Gertrude more in the past two years than I had ever before in my life, and she could be terrifying, often wearing a mean scowl on her deeply lined face." It makes the reader think that aunt Gertrude is mean and doesn't care about her
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