What Does Miss Strangeworth Symbolize In The Possibility Of Evil

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In the short story “The Possibility of Evil,” Shirley Jackson uses several symbols to tell her story about Miss Strangeworth. One symbol she uses is her name, Miss Strangeworth’s name foreshadows a hint that readers do not think about when they first start reading the story. For example in the story Miss Strangeworth starts acting strange as stated in her name and the readers then realize the author probably did that on purpose. Another symbol Shirley Jackson uses is the letters because Miss Strangeworth needed to keep her little town sweet and she wrote letters to the people in the town. Miss Strangeworth thought she was doing the right thing by watching them because she felt it was her duty to watch the people. Lastly, Shirley also uses pride

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