Fortune Teller Short Story Analysis

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INTRODUCTION: Karel Capek Karel Capek was a novelist, dramatist, journalist and a short story writer. He was educated at the universities of Prague, Berlin and Paris. Karel Capek has written this story with the intention to satire at the social behavior of practicing fake astrology in the society. ESSAY: The plot revolves around a lady Mrs. Edith Myers, who was a fortune-teller.the story, Fortune Teller shows how Mrs. Myers, an old German woman who lived illegally in England, makes her living by telling people fortunes. This arouses the suspicion of the Detective Inspector Mac Leary was doubtful about the means of her living and doubts her to be involved in "spying". For this reason, Mr. Mac Leary had been always keeping an eye on Mrs. Myers for long; nothing significant has come to light against her. Hence, Mrs. MacLeary gives a helping hand to Mr. MacLeary in this regard. 0n the following day, as planned, Mrs. MacLeary, "removes her wedding ring and dressed youthfully", goes to Mrs. Myers. Mrs. Mac Leary calls herself as Miss Jones and asks Mrs. Myers about her future. Mrs. Myers seizes a pack of cards, shuffles it energetically and picks some cards for Mrs. MacLeary. While picking cards for her customer, Mrs. Myers tells her that she doesn‘t often tell fortune by cards, and sometimes she reads the cards as a pastime.…show more content…
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