English Literature Prose - Sredni Vashtar
Terms in this set (4)
H. H. Munro (Saki)
Houdan Hen - Conradin's pure and innocent side\
Ferret - Conradin's darker and malicious side, hidden by "close iron bars"
Mrs De Ropp - oppression, restrictions, suffrage, dominance SOCIETY
Conradin - represents NATURE so the endless struggle between being who you are and the society expectations/norms
Use of passive voice "...his opinion was endorsed by Mrs De Ropp"- lack of control and power over anything"
Toast - luxury, symbol of power
Conradin's refusal to eat a toast symbolises his rebellious and strong character
The house - always associated with caring and nurturing female role, yet Conradin is oppressed here
The shed - male role - pure escape for Conradin
"the Woman" "Alien rite" äs opposite of the woman"- distancing, highlights his relationship with Mrs De Ropp
"...Conradin made himself another piece of toast" - represents his triumph over the woman
"Cathedral" "heaven"- foreshadows the act of worshipping
" In the dull, cheerless garden, overlooked by so many windows..." - he's constantly under supervision, De Ropp takes over his freedom
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