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    Much of the irony in "The Furnished Room" is verbal irony. It is to be seen in the contrast between the repellent appearance of the room and the whole building, on the one hand, and the humorous...

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    The theme of "The Furnished Room" is that New York is a cold, heartless city that devours people and destroys their dreams. Many people are drawn here because it is possible to achieve spectacular...

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    The story begins with descriptions of transients, homeless people, those who move from home to home out of economic necessity. This establishes a dark setting, stories about people who have no...

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    The young man has been searching all over New York for the girl he loves, Eloise Vashner. It might be contended that she is the antagonist or that the great, indifferent city of New York is the...

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    The setting is a Dickensian one: a seedier side of life in New York City, a huge city that is impersonal, uncaring, and rife with misfortune. One furnished room is the specific area where the drama...

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    Usually in fictional narratives, there are internal and external conflicts, and O. Henry's stories are no exception as he constructs his tales on the basis of some contradiction or incongruity. In...

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    “The Furnished Room” by O. Henry tells the story of an unnamed man’s desperate search to find a lost love. Searching the city for five months has left him fatigued and haggard. All of his...

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    Stream-of-consciousness writing is when the author takes us into the character's head, and relays all of the thoughts just as they occur. As a result, we hear each and every thought-no matter how...

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    While the narrative indicates in its ironic twist that the only way the protagonist can be united to Eloise is through death, it is doubtful that O. Henry implied such a gothic theme in "The...

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