The Demon Lover

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Characters effect the way any novel or story turns out. They greatly influence the story with decisions being made and the way they may handle them. The main character of any story has the main role and has the greatest effect on outcomes in a novel. In the story “The Demon Lover,” Mrs. Drovers character is very diverse, and not in a very positive way to say the least. Her character seems mostly typical and ordinary at first but you begin to see a different side of herself as the story prolongs. Mrs. Drovers character strongly presents the main themes to the story which factors into her demise and describes her as a paranoid, naïve, and cautious woman. At the beginning of the story Mrs. Drover seems typical and ordinary like any person. However, …show more content…
Drovers character in the story. She had involved herself into a naïve relationship with a man she had barely even known. This man was a soldier and would propose to her right before he would be sent off in to the fighting and would later be declared “missing.” This was by no means un common for the time period, as many soldiers and their romances would promise to wait for them until after the war. However, she had never even seen the man’s full face giving her a sense of foolishness. The foolishness would escalate as they were engaged to the man she didn’t even know just shortly after becoming acquaintances. She had not only been naïve by accepting the engagement, but by showing fake love to him when she goes away to her mother saying “What shall I do? What shall I do? He has gone(Bowen2).” The letter had not only given a plot to the story but had shown that Mrs. Drover really never had feelings for the …show more content…
Drover had possessed for the letter and the man who wrote to her. She feared him because she had barely known him and had presumed he was dead years ago. Because of this fear, Mrs. Drover was content to leave and escape before the man found her, no matter his intentions. She had no idea what the man looked like or who he was so she had become very cautious of every action taken from then on. She was very dead set on avoiding contact with her so called “fiancé” and would do anything to avoid him “You have no time to run from a face you do not expect(Bowen3).” Being careful she would attempt to get in a taxi to meet her train to take her home. As she attempts this “escape” she does this with caution, “The rain had stopped; the pavements steamily shown as Mrs. Drover let herself out by inches from her own front door into the empty street(Bowen4).” But, however, her eminent escape may seem to simple and naïve, much the same as her own

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