Appearance In Katherine Brush's The Birthday Party

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Appearance can be deceiving and people could turn out the exact opposite of what one would. In the short story “Birthday Party,” Katherine Brush depicts an event that happens with a couple to turn out miserably, and depicts how the man verbally abuses his wife. Brush uses literary devices such as point of view, diction, and syntax to show how the couple aren’t what people would assume them to be if you looked at them. Brush discusses the point of view from first person and how someone on the outside would observe an event. She states “I couldn’t bear to look at the woman…” to show that the incident between the couple was cruel and how she shouldn’t be treated that way. The first person point of view shows how the narrator couldn’t stand what
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