Response To Katharine Brush's Birthday Party

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In the completed text of “Birthday Party,” written by Katharine Brush in 1946, a loving wife surprises her husband on his birthday, but his response wasn 't what she expected. Brush tells the story in third-person point of view, and uses descriptive diction, contradiction, and imagery to depict or illustrate how the birthday surprise it was more of a surprise to the wife, than to the husband.
First, the text is introduced by misleading information, that later gets contradicted. “They looked unmistakably married” Brush states, “the man had a… self-satisfied face… there was nothing conspicuous about them,” focusing on the ordinary couples dinner. But as the text moves along, what seems to be a lovely surprise of having the “violin-and-piano orchestra”
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