The Way Up To Heaven Roald Dahl Summary

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The short story “The way up to heaven” is written by Roald Dahl and was published in the newspaper New Yorker in 1954. In this text, I am going to do a character’s analysis of Mrs. Foster and Mr. Foster, but first I will give you a little insight of the story. This short story “The way up to heaven” is about a wealthy married couple living in New York. Mr. Foster has a habit of trying to delay her even though he knows she has a pathological fear of being late. So, when Mrs. Foster is going to her six-week trip to Paris, where their daughter and her family resides. Mr. Foster tries to foil his wife by claiming he left the present for his daughter in their house. While her husband puts up the facade and goes and looks for the present, Mrs. Foster finds the present in the car and notice that “it was wedged down firm and deep, as though with…show more content…
Foster. At the start of the story Mrs. Fosters main trait is presented- The “obsessive fear' of being late. Her inner characterisation is brought forward through the authors describe of her and through her actions and thoughts. Although Mrs. Foster is the main character, her outer characterisation is not very properly described in the story, the only details the author reveals is that she approximately in her sixties, since her husband is in his late sixties and that she is a grandma. The author also gives us certain information concerning how she dresses. This story gives us an insight in Mrs. Foster mental and emotional transformation from a victim to a perpetrator, which takes after the theme “the worm turns,” which is a literal device who is often used in crime stories. Mrs. Fosters action can be referred to Mary Maloney actions in Roald Dahl`s other crime story “Lamb to the Slaughter.” Because the author used the same idea in both stories- that they both kill their husband, although Mrs. Foster do not directly kill her husband as Mary, although both women acted on an impulsive
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