Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Science, Public Health and Education (SSPHE 2017)

From the Misread to the Misreader: the Irony Narrative in "The Other Two"

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Yufeng Mu
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Yufeng Mu
Available Online May 2017.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/ssphe-17.2017.18How to use a DOI?
Keywords
The Other Two; Edith Wharton; misread; irony; narrative
Abstract
The short story "The Other Two" adopts the hero Mr. Waythorn as the center of consciousness. In his perspective, his wife undergoes a dramatic change from angel to witch. However, he might not be a reliable narrator, whose vision deserves a cautious treatment. The irony narrative in this story lies in a double framework, -- in Waythorn's critical misreading of his wife, the readers in turn, shed a new light on himself. As the story moves on, the author skillfully lets the hero betray himself, and emerged his own limitations as well as female's inferiority and suppression in patriarchy society on the whole.
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