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  • The Way Up to Heaven
    The text does not directly address why the Fosters live in such a big house. It appears that the Fosters live in a big house as a matter of preference. Also, the Fosters' affluence provides them...

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    The theme of "The Way Up to Heaven" is essentially revenge. Mr. Foster has been secretly tormenting his wife for years with his procrastination and deliberate delays. She doesn't resent his...

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    The basic irony in the story "The Way Up to Heaven" is situational irony. Mr. Foster knows full well that his wife has a pathological fear of being late for any occasion. He takes a sadistic...

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    Mrs. Foster has had "an almost pathological fear of missing a train, a plane, a boat, or even a theatre curtain," according to the narrator. Her husband is a secret sadist. He torments her by...

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    The reader will not understand the title of the story until he reaches the end. The title is intentionally ambiguous. It suggests both that Mr. Foster was riding up towards heaven when he went back...

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    Mrs. Foster is presented as a submissive, patient, anxious woman at the beginning of the story. She could easily be compared with Mary Maloney in Roald Dahl's perfect-crime story "Lamb to the...

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    In The Way Up To Heaven, the story changes when Mrs. Forster undergoes a mental and emotional transformation. The metamorphosis from long-suffering wife to confident matriarch is supported by Roald...

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    The Way Up to Heaven, is such a clever short story. It is a story about meanness and revenge. It makes the reader have to guess about what may have happened. This is what makes such a great story....

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    The author begins by explaining that Mrs. Foster, a nervous, hypersensitive woman, has a phobia about being late. All her life, Mrs. Foster had had an almost pathological fear of missing a train,...

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    There are three interwoven themes in "The Way Up To Heaven." They might be called: "The perfect crime," "Revenge," and "The worm turns." They might also be categorized as sub-genres of murder...

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    “The Way Up To Heaven” is a perfect-crime story. The main theme is the commission of a perfect murder. A supplementary theme involves Mrs Foster's “pathological fear” of being late and her...

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    Mrs Foster has a phobia and an obsession with being on time for everything. At the beginning of the story we learn that her husband has a penchant for the opposite: He likes to arrive late or leave...

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    Thanks! But I still have some questions: Is the narrator omniscient or does he have a limited point of view? What is the theme of this short story?

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