Imagination is an actual prerogative of human being. The younger we are, the more active and subtle is our mind. It is the subtlety of mind which allows the two young people to adapt themselves according to the circumstances of their daily life in both short stories. On one hand, Vera, the young girl in “The Open Window”, used her imaginative mind to get rid of boring time and to have fun as everybody usually does. On the other hand, Conradin, the young boy in “Sredni Vashtar”, exploited his creative mind to drive away his solitude. Thanks to the parallelism offered by the same author, Hector Munro, in the plots of both short stories, there is no doubt to assert that the virtue of an imaginative mind comes out through its versatility. That is the theme which evolves all around the two short stories written by Hector Munro.
In ‘’The Open Window’’, Framton Nuttel, the main character of this short story, is sick. He has migrated to a rural spot to get a cure for his nerves according to his doctor’s advice. During his stay he went to give Mrs. Sappleton, his neighbor, one of the letters of introduction written by his sister who spent a while in the region. The very first time Framton showed up at Mrs. Sappleton’s, he was welcomed by her niece, Vera, a ‘’very self-possessed young lady of fifteen’’ (‘’The Open Window’’ 918) who is curious to know Framton’s acquaintance with some inhabitants of that area. Convinced that Framton knew absolutely nobody in that country even less the marital status of her aunt, Vera took advantage of that opportunity to tell the guest an amazing and funny tale during the interval of time between that moment and her a...
... middle of paper ...
...e ‘’antagonism’’ (‘’Sredni Vashtar’’ 921) that opposes Conradin to Mrs. De Ropp. In Sredni Vashtar, the author points out Conradin’s ‘’imagination’’ (921) which helps him to survive beside his illness and the mistreatment undergone from his cousin. Compared to ‘’The Open Window’’, Hector Munro demonstrates again that imagination can lead a human being to avoid a premature death, danger or other bad events to come. He has confidence in an imaginative world that helps him in his ‘’loneliness’’ (921).
In both short stories, protagonists are teenagers who use their imaginative minds to accommodate their daily life according to some circumstances of each. In the first story, we can see the protagonist (Vera) acting for simple pleasure and living in peace with her aunt. Unlike the second story, the protagonist (Conradin) is acting for his survival but live in disagreement.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Through subtle and discrete methods, Saki implies vast amounts of truth about society. How at ease and dependant one can become – that one neglects to see the immature and fraudulent intentions underneath – throughout his short story “The Open Window”. Saki’s story which has a character whose art of deception, which takes in the form of maiming the real meaning of the open window and disguising it in her lies, to the point where her victim’s gullibility takes a toll open his well being is a clear and distinct representation of one’s malevolent intents.... [tags: Open Window, Saki, ]
724 words (2.1 pages)
- As the credits roll we see the blinds of a three-pane window slowly being lifted up, after they finish the camera moves forward revealing to our gaze the reality on the other side of the open window. It faces the back of many other buildings, the courtyard they enclose, and a sliver view of the backstreet. More importantly, it faces many other windows just like it. Behind each one of those there are people, going about their day, doing mundane tasks, unaware of being observed. In his 1954 movie “Rear Window” Alfred Hitchcock invites us to engage in the guilt free observation of the lives of others.... [tags: Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock, Film Analysis]
1921 words (5.5 pages)
- Rear Window is an entertaining movie using voyeurism as a story element. For me it has a double meaning; first like the rear view mirror in a car one is always looking in it to see out of the rear window, at who or what is behind us, looking over our shoulder. The concept of ‘Looking over your shoulder’, brings to mind a paranoia of being followed or watched. The second is meaning of the movie’s title is more apparent in that the rear windows of the visible apartments share a common view of a circular enclave or backyard view of other neighbors who share the same visual experience.... [tags: Rear Window, film, movies, Voyeurism, ]
610 words (1.7 pages)
- An Analysis of Frost's "Tree at my Window" The poem "Tree at my Window" was written by Robert Frost, an America poet who was born in 1874 and died in 1963 (DiYanni 624). The narrator in this poem appears to be speaking to the "tree at my window"; then, repeating the phrase in reverse order, he calls it the "window tree," as if to emphasize the location and nearness of the tree. Calling the tree a "window tree," might also suggest that this tree is something he sees through, perhaps to some higher truth, to something beyond the mere physical presence of the tree.... [tags: Tree at my Window Essays]
839 words (2.4 pages)
- An Analysis of Frost's Tree at my Window "Tree at my Window" was written by Robert Frost, an American poet who was born in 1874 and died in 1963 (DiYanni 624). His poem will be the basis of the discussion of this brief essay. The narrator in this poem appears to be speaking to the "tree at my window"; then, repeating the phrase in reverse order, he calls it the "window tree," as if to emphasize the location and nearness of the tree. Calling the tree a "window tree," might also suggest that this tree is something he sees through, perhaps to some higher truth, to something beyond the mere physical presence of the tree.... [tags: Tree at my Window Essays]
849 words (2.4 pages)
- Introduction I have often read that the saxophone is a “versatile” instrument. Maybe this is because its inventor; Adolph Sax, intended the role of the saxophone to be somewhere in between a loud woodwind instrument and a versatile brass instrument. Indeed even the professor of saxophone at the Paris conservatoire, Claude Delangle, states “What instrument could be better suited than the saxophone, with its variety of forms and cultures, to adapt itself to the expressive devises of the shakuhachi?”1 Delangle is most likely referring to the jazz and dance band cultures that the saxophone has adapted to, not to mention its dominance in gospel, pop, funk and American church music.... [tags: music, instruments]
1799 words (5.1 pages)
- Sexuality and Linguistic Versatility in Ulysses In order to discuss the relations between sexuality and linguistic versatility I have chosen the two female characters, Molly and Gerty. The major reason for this is because the female voice in Ulysses is heard at length on only two occasions but I would argue is very important. So important in fact, that Joyce chooses to conclude the novel with Molly’s monologue. I hope to convey some of the contrasts and similarities in these differing monologues (despite the fact that in Gerty’s case it is technically not ever her monologue).... [tags: Joyce Ulysses Essays]
1897 words (5.4 pages)
- Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window In Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, L.B. Jeffries, played by Jimmy Stewart, becomes completely obsessed with spending all of his waking hours watching his neighbors from his wheelchair. He even uses a camera to better his view and thus enhances his role as both a spectator and a voyeur. This contributes to the creation of a movie being played right outside Jeffries’ window. In this “movie within the movie” his neighbors’ lives become the subject for the plot. Each window represents a different film screen, each which is focused upon only when Jeffries directs his attention to it.... [tags: Movie Film Rear Window Essays]
1162 words (3.3 pages)
- The “magic window” gives us a unique insight into the psyche of the protagonist and into the very fabric of the literature itself. It shows us a different perspective and enables us to see a deeper level of the character where only their instincts are visible. The concept of embodying the theme of a story in one symbol is very interesting as it clearly defines the various levels of involvement from the main character, from the superficial right down to the detailed depicts the state of being of the protagonist throughout the novelle.... [tags: essays research papers]
932 words (2.7 pages)
- Imagery in Robert Frost's Wind and Window Flower After reading this poem by Robert Frost, I was left with many different ideas about this work. I believe one could take this poem in a literal sense to actually be about a window flower and the wind. I also believe, however, that this poem perhaps has a bit of a deeper meaning. Looking first at the poem in a literal sense, the story is told of a lonely window flower that is sitting on a window sill, and the image is that the flower is looking out the window.... [tags: Frost Wind and Window Flower Essays]
749 words (2.1 pages)