Jealous Husband Returns In Form Of Parrot Summary

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“Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot,” by Robert Olen Butler, involves a widow wife and a jealous husband reincarnated somehow as a parrot. The story is an unusual story about a husband who struggles with his emotions, jealousy, and interactions with his wife because he is afraid of feeling rejection. Butler was more of contemporary writer. A person living in while it is occurring at the same time. Like the modern English novelist Ford Maddox Ford, Robert Olen Butler uses sudden shifts in mood and in affiliation to indicate his characters' removal from their surroundings. His characters simply concentrate on coping with the hardships and burdens inherent in everyday life. (Contemporary Authors Online TCC Library Web). Unfortunately, he cannot seem to admit his jealousy to his wife. So he makes a foolish decision. He decides to climb up in a tree…show more content…
Unfortunately, other may say different that silence has nothing to do with the husband torturing himself just to be able to please his wife and put up with her disrespectful behavior. For example, “she says another thing about him, and then another, and right after the third one I locked myself in the bathroom, because I couldn’t rage about this anymore” (154). It shows that in his mind fear, pride and the thought of feeling rejection from his wife cause him to live in torment. From the point of view of the author, Butler, he called the story a “Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot”. Jealousy is always feeling suspicion, or fear of being displaced by a rival. The husband’s loyalty, jealousy and pride cause him his life as a man and a parrot. The jealous husband in the form of a parrot commits his final cowardly decision killing himself so that he can be free once and for all from himself emotionally and his cheating widow
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