Short Story and Technique Foreshadowing

April 18, 2018 General Studies

Boxy and the Coroner’s Coat’ and ‘The Rowers’ are depicted as stories that are written in a way that need to use foreshadowing. Along this essay, we will try to find and discuss the instances of foreshadowing shown by the authors, and why they chose to place them in that place. To begin with, We can say that on ‘Mrs.. Boxy and the Coroner’s Coat’, the author tries to convince us that Mrs.. Boxy is the only guilty. He presented her as “cunning, deceitful and lecherous” woman.

Even though these facts are presented, the author manages to hide some information, as for example that the husband was cheating on her with her secretary, when he first describes the husbands n the stories as “decent clean-living men, working hard at their job”. But, at the end of the story, Cyril, her husband, told her that he was “going to be late home” that night, giving us the hint that he was staying with the secretary. And after that, “Miss Poultry, the secretary assistant, came sailing past her down the corridor on her way to lunch just exactly like a queen in the beautiful black mink coat that the Coroner had given to Mrs..

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Boxy’. Another instance Of foreshadowing we can find, is when the author States that “what o lose in on the swings, you get back on the roundabout”, this sentence at first seems irrelevant, but, it is describing how her “innocent husband” will surprise her, and how she, and we readers amused by this. It is a comparison about good and bad things in life, how first the swings are beneficial, and the roundabouts are a setback. Secondly, we will talk about ‘The Flowers”.

It is about a little “innocent” girl, which “was ten and nothing existed for her but her song”. In this story, also, in between lines, the author manages to present n instance of foreshadowing by saying that “the air held a knees that made her nose twitch” This cold and sharp wind is the hint that we readers are given so as to realize that, the happy spring day that it was described first, is not going to end being such, but on the contrary, something unexpected will happen.


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