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  • The Demon Lover
    There is not much that happens after Mrs. Dover leaves the house, but it is where everything in the story comes together. She leaves the house when a draft of air suggests someone is leaving...

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    The theme of the story is not as potent as many other works. Although WWI and WWII play an important part in the story, the theme really revolves around our hidden pasts and how they can...

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    In the beginning of Elizabeth Bowen's short story "Demon Lover," the protagonist Kathleen Drover shows reluctance at returning to her house in London because the story is set during the middle of...

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    Elizabeth Bowen’s “The Demon Lover” is an odd story about a woman, Kathleen, who falls in love with a man who does not seem very lovable and who seems to somehow strike a bargain with her to...

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    In Elizabeth Bowen's short story, set during World War II, the protagonist, Mrs. Kathleen Drover, has returned from the countryside where she and her family had taken refuge to avoid the bombs...

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    At the very beginning of The Demon Lover, Mrs. Drover is returning to her house, which has been closed up for some time, to retrieve some things she needs. Elizabeth Bowen shows from the very first...

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  • The Demon Lover
    A short story contains five parts: the exposition (or introduction), the rising action, the climax, the falling action (or denouement), and the conclusion (or resolution). The exposition introduces...

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    An introduction contains a text's setting (time and place), main characters, and an introduction to what is happening. In regards to Elizabeth Bowen's "The Demon Lover," the story takes place in in...

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    A major theme of the story is war. It is set during the Second World War, in the aftermath of an aerial bombardment in London. The Drovers have relocated to the country to escape, but Mrs Drover is...

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  • The Demon Lover
    The letter which the main character Mrs Drover finds in her abandoned London family home appears to be from her long-lost soldier-lover. The letter-writer reminds her that this day is their...

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    In both these stories, the setting and state of mind of the characters is vital, and indeed, integral to the plot. They also help establish the mood. The settings for either story are rather...

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    We are not expressly told why the Drovers left, but it is easy enough to work out from the information we are given. The story is set in the time of the Second World War - 1941, to be precise. At...

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  • The Demon Lover
    There are several details in the description of the lovers' last meeting back in August 1916, which hint at a sinister reunion. Firstly, the meeting is described as taking place in the dark, and...

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  • The Demon Lover
    The family left London because of the bombings during World War II. During World War II, there were many serious bombings in London, England. The Nazis were close enough to reach the country by...

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  • The Demon Lover
    The appearance of the letter is unexpected as the house has been deserted for a while and Mrs Drover knows of no-one who could have left the letter there, not even the caretaker, as he is meant to...

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  • The Demon Lover
    The sense of some outlawed presence lurking on the edge of society, and indeed on the edge of the narrative, is quite significant in this story. From the first Bowen skilfully creates a foreboding,...

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    Although the reason for the departure of the Drover family home is not explicitly referenced, we can infer the reason, especially if we consider the description of the house that we are given and...

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  • The Demon Lover
    The way that I would want to approach this question would be through discussing the presentation of Mrs. Drover in terms of the appearance that she gives, but also looking at the tantalising hints...

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    This is an interesting question, as arguably there is no situational irony in this story. Situational irony is a term used to describe a sudden twist in terms of the ending that we were not...

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  • The Demon Lover
    Elizabeth Bowen's "The Demon Lover" is a complex story that can be read as a psychological thriller, a ghost story, or a murder mystery. And though readers and critics alike debate Bowen's...

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  • The Demon Lover
    After finding a mysterious letter on her hall table, Mrs. Drover retreats to the bedroom of her abandoned house to read its contents. In the narration that follows, we learn that Mrs. Drover's...

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  • The Demon Lover
    The flashback in this sinister and disturbing short story provides many details that should make the alert reader sit up and predict a terrifying ending for poor Mrs. Drover. Notice the almost...

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  • The Demon Lover
    This story is built around the "sinister troth" and "unnatural promise" that Mrs. Drover makes all those years ago with her then fiance before he goes to war and, to all intents and purposes, dies,...

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    I assume your question is referring to how Mrs. Drover reacts after reading the mysterious letter and then the flashback where she remembers the last time she saw her "Demon Lover". Initially her...

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  • The Demon Lover
    This is one of those questions that can be answered by a close reading of the text. If you haven't read the story yet, I highly recommend it; it is super suspenseful and haunting. Near the very...

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  • The Demon Lover
    Do you mean the poem? If so, note that the conflict concerns a woman who is tempted to forsake husband and child, hearth and home, to run away with a man she is infatuated with.It was a common folk...

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    To create the mood and the atmosphere in “The Demon Lover” Bowen uses the setting, which is thee narrator’s abandoned house and later the taxi. Bowen also uses descriptive language to set the...

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    I can't think of anyone personally, but i think that the tragedies that happened to her at an early age (her stutter, the loss of both her parents, her weakness as a young child) presented her with...

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  • The Demon Lover
    The setting of ‘‘The Demon Lover’’ is the empty streets of London, whose inhabitants have fled the destruction of their homes. Another setting is the house of Mrs. Drover which she comes...

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