The Analysis of the Colonel’s Lady
The passage represents us Colonel’s feelings and thoughts about his wife, Evie. She was a good wife and a good hostess. Colonel thought that he was in love when he married her, but then he realized that they had different interests . They had no quarrels, but Evie wasn’t able to give the birth to a child, that’s why Colonel thought their marriage failed. Colonel was a healthy man and it was normal for him to have another woman, as he had to have such fun in his life. Compositional design:
Exposition: “ from “Of course, she was a lady,…”
Narrative hook: “from He couldn’t understand why she’d had no children…” Rising action: from “He supposed he’d been in love with her…” Climax: from “When he went up to London now…”
Falling action: from “The thought crossed his mind…”
The story has an open-plot structure, because there is no resolution in it. Types of discourse:
The story is written in the way of description. It is used to describe the Lady’s appearance and the way she treats Colonel. Narrative compositional forms:
As we say the author uses description in the story. It offers us causes and effects of the Lady’s behaviour, her considerations about moral, ethical, ideological and other issues.
Point of view:
In the story we deal with objective point of view, the writer tells what happens without stating more than can be inferred from the story's action and dialogue. The narrator never discloses anything about what the characters think or feel, remaining a detached observer. Also we can say that it is the omniscient point of view, as the author stands outside the story and can tell the reader everything about character’s thoughts and feelings.
The tone of the story is objective. The author remains detached while presenting a story.
Colonel is represented mainly indirectly in the passage under consideration – through his feelings and his attitude to his wife. Considering...
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