Writers and the Characters

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There are many famous authors around the world today. Many authors tend

to create unique characters. One author is named SAKI. SAKI is an English

writer who is known for his bizarre tales. In the short story, The Open Window,

by SAKI, he creates three unique and believable characters which includes the

neurotic Framton Nuttel, the deceitful niece, Vera, and the unsympathetic aunt,

Mrs. Sappleton.

The first unique character SAKI creates is the neurotic Framton Nuttel. In

fact, Framton himself states that he has a medical weakness. He tells Mrs.

Sappleton “The doctors agree in ordering me complete rest, and absence of mental

excitement...”(pg.473). In other words, Framton admits openly that he should

avoid anything in the nature of violent exercise. In brief, SAKI is successful in

creating a very neurotic character.

The second unique character is the deceitful niece, Vera. Vera shows her

deceitfulness by telling her aunt Sappleton a false explanation of why Framton

Nuttel left them so abruptly. She tells her aunt “He told me he had a horror of

dogs. He was once hunted into a cemetery somewhere on the banks of the Ganges

by pariah dogs, and had to spend the night in a newly-dug grave...”(pg.473). She is

obviously lying because nowhere in the story does Framton Nuttel ever tells her

that. All in all, SAKI is successful in creating a deceitful character.
The third and final unique character is the unsympathetic Mrs. Sappleton.

She portrays her lack of sympathy when Framton Nuttel tries to explain to her what

his doctors want him to do about his current state of health and she hardly pays

any attention to him. This is obvious during this segment of the story; “No? said

Mrs. Sappleton, in a voice which only replaced a yawn at the last moment. Then

she suddenly brightened into alert attention-but not to what Framton was

saying”(pg.473). This shows that he did not have...
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