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PoisonIvy300
2016-04-14 14:45:57
How is Bierce’s theme “people cannot escape reality through romantic fantasy” developed throughout the story? Consider the predictions you made, the story structure, and the narration in your response.
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vivimendoza25
2016-04-14 15:24:10

- False predictions develop the romantic escape story. - A surprise ending returns readers to reality. - Motifs such as the noose and time support the theme. - The structure follows a realistic hanging, a false romantic escape, and a realistic death. - Foreshadowing shows that the reality of death is part of the romantic story.

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