analysis of the way up to heaven

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Topics: Marriage, Wife, Husband
The short story that I chose to be the subject of my literature analysis is “The Way Up to Heaven”,written by the famous author named Roald Dahl. In my opinion,Roald Dahl wanted to convey that marriage was supposedly being built by having tolerance and understanding as its base.Its the other other way round when it comes to the Foster’s in the short story.This short story was simply about Mr. Foster who loved to make her wife,Mrs.Foster suffering by delaying time knowingly that his spouse has a pathological fear of being late. The story went on as Mrs.Foster started to realize this bad habit of her husband. As for the theme of this short story,I strongly felt that it is flawless revenge.This theme applies to Mrs. Foster.At first,she refused to believe the thought that her husband might purposely torture her but those thoughts vanished until this one time,when Mr.Foster told her that he left the present for their daughter inside the house.She then found the present being pushed deep inside the seat.Knowing that fact, Mrs.Foster offered herself to unlocked the main door instead of the chauffeur as an excuse that she was faster.When Roald wrote,”Yes-quite obviously she was listening.Her whole attitude was a listening one.She appeared actually to be moving one of her ears closer and closer to the door.Now it was right up against the door, and for still another few seconds she remained in that position,head up,ear to door,hand on key,about to enter but not entering,trying instead,or so it seemed, to hear to analyse these sounds that were coming faintly from this place deep within the house”,it appeared to me that Mrs.Foster is actually making sure that Mr.Foster is trapped as she listened to the sounds she tried so hard to analyse.As for the faint sounds,I have the impression that it was actually came from Mr.Foster.In that way only Mrs.Foster is convinced that her husband was trapped.The fact that she was already late,it occured

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