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  • The Open Window
    Saki specifies Vera's age in the opening sentence of the story. "My aunt will be down presently, Mr. Nuttel," said a very self-possessed young lady of fifteen; "in the meantime you must try and...

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    In “The Open Window,” Saki introduces us to a very creative fifteen-year old, Vera. A man, who has never met any of the family, Mr. Framton Nuttel, has come to visit with a letter of...

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  • The Open Window
    You might state that Saki created the three main characters to suit the needs of his plot. Then you could devote one paragraph to Vera, one to Framton Nuttel, and one to Mrs. Sappleton. Framton...

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    In addition to the obvious facts that Framton Nuttel is a neurotic suffering from what in those days was called a "nervous disorder," the author indicates that Nuttel is shy, introverted, and...

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    "The Open Window" by Saki is a short story about a dual-layered practical joke a young woman (Vera) plays on an unsuspecting visitor. The plot points can be broken up according to the plot triangle...

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    Vera only asks Framton one direct question about his knowledge of the people in the area and one direct question about her aunt. "Do you know many of the people round here?" asked the niece, when...

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    All the characters in "The Open Window," like most characters in short stories and novels, were created by the author in order to suit the needs of his plot. They are not real people, so it is a...

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  • The Open Window
    Saki specifies Vera's age in the opening sentence of the story. "My aunt will be down presently, Mr. Nuttel," said a very self-possessed young lady of fifteen; "in the meantime you must try and...

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  • The Open Window
    There is one great irony in the story. Framton Nuttel has come to the English countryside seeking peace and quiet for his "nerve cure." Instead he runs into a situation that brings about the very...

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  • The Open Window
    It seems to Framton Nuttel to be a coincidence that he happens to be paying a visit to the Sappletons on an anniversary of the deaths of Mrs. Sappleton's husband and two brothers. Framton feels it...

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    Framton Nuttel is supposed to be undergoing a "nerve cure" by residing in the English countryside and avoiding all excitement or exertion. Nowadays he would be diagnosed as "neurotic" and would...

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  • The Open Window
    Vera is an example of how a skillful fiction writer will create a character to fit the needs of his plot. Such examples are to be found throughout the world's literature. Characters are not real...

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  • The Open Window
    The story is intentionally funny, but there is a serious message. It is that we shouldn't try to impose our problems on other people, especially on strangers. Other people have plenty of problems...

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  • The Open Window
    The beauty of Vera's explanation of Framton Nuttel's unusual behavior is that it is so strange and exotic that it seems impossible that a girl her age confined to a country home in England could...

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  • The Open Window
    The protagonist of the story "The Open Window" is Framton Nuttel. Framton is a stranger to the Sappleton family, which he goes to meet for the first time at their home in the country, in order to...

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  • The Open Window
    The setting of the tale that Vera fabricates is the English countryside at the turn of the twentieth century. Framton Nuttel has come from a city to this countryside for a rest; he brings letters...

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  • The Open Window
    Framton Nuttel is an example of a character who is created to suit the purposes of the author's plot. Young Vera's practical joke would not be as effective on a man in normal health. Saki takes...

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  • The Open Window
    The best quote in the story for providing suspense and humor at the same time is the passage that describes how Vera behaves when she sees the three returning hunters approaching the open window....

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  • The Open Window
    This is an interesting question. Many readers must have wondered if Vera would ever get caught. Framton Nuttel would surely mention his visit to her. They seem to be in fairly close contact....

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  • The Open Window
    One of the tall tales Vera tells Framton Nuttel is that her aunt's husband and two brothers were killed three years ago by being sucked into a bog while out hunting. "In crossing the moor to their...

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  • The Open Window
    Mr. Sappleton plays a very small role in "The Open Window." He is mainly one of the imaginary "ghosts" who appear heading for the open French window towards the end of the story and frighten...

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  • The Open Window
    The word 'romance' isn't a reference to the covert or overt displays of sexually-suggestive affection we are familiar with today. Rather, the term references the 18th/19th Century Romantic movement...

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    In analyzing any story or part of a story, it is necessary to begin with the realization that the people are not real but are creations of an author. They are created to serve the author's needs...

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  • The Open Window
    Framton Nuttel is apparently a hypochondriac. He has consulted several doctors in London and they have found nothing physically wrong with him. They have suggested that he go to the country for a...

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  • The Open Window
    Always looking for some kind of adventure, the mischievous Vera devises a plan to amuse herself at the cost of Mr. Nuttel’s gullibility. Finding the window open, she improvises a fake story about...

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  • The Open Window
    Vera, Miss Sappleton's niece, has set Framton Nuttel up to believe that the three hunters returning towards the open window must be ghosts because she has made him believe that these men were...

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  • The Open Window
    Vera is described as a very self-possessed young lady of fifteen at the very start of the story, when she has just met Framton Nuttel. Right from the start, Saki throws a hint that these two...

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  • The Open Window
    Framton Nuttel is calling on the entire Sappleton family. The men are out hunting. Mrs. Sappleton and her niece Vera are the only family members who happen to be at home. Nuttel is staying in the...

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  • The Open Window
    It seems quite likely that Framton Nuttel would tell his sister what had happened to him at the Sappletons' home. A continuation of Saki's story would probably introduce Framton's sister. Framton...

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  • The Open Window
    Framton Nuttel is a neurotic. He has been advised by several London doctors to get away from the stressful city and relax in the peaceful English countryside. This was about all, besides an ocean...

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  • The Open Window
    Vera is the most interesting character in the story. She is obviously an intelligent, imaginative, mischievous girl who is bored with living in a country house where everybody does and says the...

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  • The Open Window
    Framton Nuttel is essentially alone, nervous, and depends on others. We learn this when he says that he is in the country in search of or a cure for his nerves. He explains twice in the story how...

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  • The Open Window
    Vera is the most interesting character in "The Open Window." Without her, the story would not have happened. Framton Nuttel might have arrived for tea and spent an hour or so with the adult members...

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  • The Open Window
    The second paragraph in "The Open Window" contains the most important indication that Framton Nuttel did not particularly want to be in this house. Privately he doubted more than ever whether...

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  • The Open Window
    The story reaches its climax when Mrs. Sappleton spots through the open window her husband and his two brothers along with their dog approaching. Her face brightens and she says, “Here they are...

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  • The Open Window
    Most of us would not be taken in by Vera's ghost story. We would be startled by the appearance of three men carrying shotguns but would probably say something like, "You really had me fooled for a...

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  • The Open Window
    We are told at the beginning of the story that Framton Nuttel is undergoing a "nerve cure" by spending time in the country. The only other details of his ailments are those he gives to Mrs....

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  • The Open Window
    Framton Nuttel is a youngish man who has come down to the country from London for what is described as a "nerve cure." He is a complete stranger to the household where the whole story takes place....

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  • The Open Window
    The author gives Vera's age in the opening lines of the story. "My aunt will be down presently, Mr. Nuttel," said a very self-possessed young lady of fifteen; "in the meantime you must try and put...

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  • The Open Window
    Mrs. Sappleton appears to be a thoroughly domesticated, uneducated housewife whose life is devoted to her husband and brothers. It would appear that she is trying to train and condition young Vera...

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  • The Open Window
    It is a precocious girl who comes downstairs to keep Framton Nuttel company while he awaits Mrs. Stappleton. Under the guise of showing interest in him, Vera asks him if he knows anyone around the...

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  • The Open Window
    All of the rising action may be said to take place in Framton Nuttel's mind and emotions. First the very self-possessed young Vera tells him an unsettling story about how the three hunters and...

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  • The Open Window
    Having noted Nuttel's discomfiture and ascertained his unfamiliarity with the people in the area, the obviously precocious and mischievous Vera tells Framton Nuttel the fabricated story of the...

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  • The Open Window
    Framton Nuttel's purpose in sojourning in the country and for calling on the Sappletons are covered quickly in two passages. When he presents himself he is greeted by fifteen-year-old Vera...

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  • The Open Window
    A French window, commonly called a French door in the United States, may be the type of window to which Vera alludes in her tall tale that she fashions for Framton Nuttel. The brothers and husband...

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  • The Open Window
    A short story does not necessarily have to teach a lesson. It is a work of art, and as such it should convey what Edgar Allan Poe called an "effect." He meant something like a "feeling," a "mood,"...

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    Vera is able to convince Framton Nuttel that her aunt Mrs. Sappleton is insane. This is because the poor woman has been confined to an isolated English country home where she hears nothing but male...

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  • The Open Window
    In Saki's short story, the setting of a window/French door that is left open is literally the framework of the narrative as well as the instrument of Vera's exploitation of Framton Nuttel. Sent to...

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  • The Open Window
    Vera's "romance at short notice" proves that she is quite confident. That is, her glibness and fearlessness in her art of fabrication demonstrates her confidence that people will believe her....

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  • The Open Window
    The problem with Framton Nuttel in "The Open Window" is that he is presumably coming back from a nervous breakdown. As a result, he has to find a way to rest and recover fully before he can be back...

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