March 18, 2005

Very Anti-Climatic

Jerz: Intro to Literary Study (EL150): Mansfield, ''The Garden Party''

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I expected there to b some great revelation or something of greater significance after she visited the victim's family. all she did was cry. no speech on how cruel life is--nothing crazy happened at the house. the ending was so realistic...it was boring. one would expect that exct thing to happen in real life. So because it was a story i guess I was expecting a more fantastic finish. i was wrong. by the way what is the deal with young girls being attracted to older men in a lot of stories and poems? It happened in The Tempest, this story, and in a poem by i think Maya Angelou. i forget the title but it had to do with her being a young girl staring out the window and longing for the grown men she saw. hmmm...oh yea! it was called "Men". its pretty good

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A sheltered upper-class girl comes face-to-face with death for the first time, and her first thought is "Forgive my hat" (264).

Not "forgive me for my upperclass snobbery that exploits the working class and oppresses them into slavery" but "pardon my fashion blunder".

The young woman had a chance here to mature significantly, but she doesn't really act on the sympathy she had earlier been developing for the working class.

Okay, so we don't have the climax of a man freezing to death or a technological society falling into ruins, but is there something wrong with a story that ends in a manner that is true to life?

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at March 21, 2005 10:35 AM
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