Culture In Katharine Brush's The Birthday Party

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In "The Birthday Party" by Katharine Brush, we see a bit about the culture in the year 1946. In this short story we follow the author as she goes to a restaurant and sees a couple eating at the opposite end. There she sees them celebrating an occasion. The author describes their features through imagery and refers to the couple as them for some time. She as well foreshadows the ending and classifies it as situational irony. She uses imagery by describing them as in "...their late thirties, and they looked unmistakably married." giving us a mindset of what they can look like. She then goes into more depth by saying the man has "a round self-satisfied face, with glasses..." which gives us another idea as to how his personality maybe like, which

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