In the duration of, “The Birthday Party”, by Katharine Brush, the narrator dictates a couple who’ celebrating the husband’s birthday. Brush uses literary devices in the short story in order to show, an open interpretation that men could be cruel people in a specific situation. Proceeding through the beginning this short, Brush uses caricature in order to show the youth of the couple. Even if, to an audience of the twenty-first century, they are young at the age of thirty and above, they are a loving couple. As the story develops, we are given mental images of how the wife had planned a small surprise.
In the short story “Birthday Party,” Katharine Brush describes a couple the narrator sees in a restaurant having dinner. The couple seems happy together at first but the night takes an unexpected turn into a disaster, leaving the woman crying. What seems beautiful and perfect at first may not be perfect at all and Brush uses literary devices such as diction, imagery and parallel structure to convey this message. In the beginning of the story, Brush describes the couple as “unmistakably married.” The word “unmistakably” suggest the couple were right for each other, there were no flaws in their marriage. She uses imagery, “The man had a round, self-satisfied face, with glasses on it; the woman was fadingly pretty, in a big hat,” to describe
In “Pickles,” a comic segment by author and illustrator Brian Crane, the stereotype and generalization of the older generation as forgetful is visited. Crane represents one primary social group - the elderly - through a comical and humorous way. He portrays the stereotype of senility by connecting it to the wife in the comic. Crane specifically addresses this stereotype by showing the wife’s confusion when she cannot find her husband. He proposes a simple, and often familiar, problem that is later resolved by her husband.
In “Birthday Party,” Katharine Brush describes the event of a married couple celebrating the husband’s birthday in her short story. His wife plans a surprise for him, but instead he feels furious and embarrassed. Brush uses imagery and irony to emphasize certain moments of the story. First, imagery is used to depict the appearance of the married couple. “The man had a round, self-satisfied face, with glasses on it; the woman was fadingly pretty, in a big hat.” Additionally, this shows the woman’s beauty, while it shows the man satisfied with how his celebration is going.
Carpe diem is to use the urge of someone to make most of the present time and give little thought to the future. Carpe diem is a smaller theme in this poem and it is demonstrated near the end when the two lovers were about to part ways. It is best explained through the quotation, “Wait for a while, then slip downstairs / And bring us up some chilled white wine,” (25-26). This quotation explains the carpe diem in the poem because the male or the speaker in this poem is urging his lover to just go and grab snacks and come back to him. By doing this the male is more worried about spending time with his lover in this moment, he is not thinking much about what will happen in the future.
“Please allow me to escort you to the banquet this evening, Princess, as an apology for my carelessness. Unless you’ve someone else to accompany you.” I hope my probing for information is not entirely obvious. I hope she cannot tell I am nearly breathless and in awe of her comeliness. With a shy smile, she says, “I would love that.” For the first time in ages, I do not think of
In the short story "Birthday Party", the author's purpose is to demonstrate that intentions can lead to bad consequences especially if the intentions and actions of a person can change the plot of the story. The author, Katherine Brush, uses several literacy devices to provide support to the main idea of the story. One of the most common device used is imagery. Katherine uses imagery to help the reader have a picture of the scene of a couple having dinner. Imagery in this case is used to provide the setting and to show how bad the husband's actions affected the wife's intentions towards him.
One of the big events in the book is a Haiwons birthday party. And Sookan was so animated than. At a Haiwons birthday party they were having an amusing time, but trying to hurry the birthday party up because of Captain Narita, and then there was Captain Narita he was really exasperated but sinisterly smiled and took all of their belongings. "I could not help feeling that maybe they were gods"(26) It means that how did Captain Narita know to come at exactly that time. And it changed Sookan to be more leery about things and it matured her to time and plan things better.
In her short story, “Birthday Party,” Katharine Brush illustrates how a negative person can ruin the hard work and love of another person. The narrator begins by describing the couple who sat nearby in the restaurant. The man is illustrated as someone with a “self-satisfied face,” and the woman as “fadingly pretty.” Described as “self-satisfied,” the husband is portrayed as proud, maybe even arrogant. The couple seems like a normal couple having a normal dinner until it is shown that it was an “Occasion.” The capital “o” in Occasion clues the reader in about the importance of the occasion. Knowing the title of the short story, the reader already knows that it is someone’s birthday.
In the “Birthday Party” by Katherine Brush, the short story incorporates literary devices to help the audience or reader. in the short story there is imagery and mood that were obviously used. Brush uses these literary devices to portray the behavior between couples during her day. The years are 1940s and people, in specific men liked to shows off what they had and desired the satisfaction of being successful. The narrator or witness in the story is the reader’s eyes and mind.