illustration of a young girl looking out a window at ghostly figures

The Open Window

by Saki
Start Free Trial

Topics for Further Study

Download PDF PDF Page Citation Cite Share Link Share

Last Updated on July 29, 2019, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 112

What different things does the open window in the story symbolize to the characters? Give some other examples of symbols that mean different things to different people.

See eNotes Ad-Free

Start your 48-hour free trial to get access to more than 30,000 additional guides and more than 350,000 Homework Help questions answered by our experts.

Get 48 Hours Free Access

Has the country provided Mr. Nuttel with a respite from his nervous condition? What does this say about the nature of his nervous condition?

Homework Help

Latest answer posted April 8, 2008, 2:08 am (UTC)

3 educator answers

When and how do readers know that Mrs. Sappleton's niece has been lying? Once it is revealed that she has been lying, can you find anything earlier in the story that, in retrospect, might seem like a clue to her deception?

Try to formulate a theory about why Mrs. Sappleton's niece would behave in this way. Is she sinister? Bored? Both?

See eNotes Ad-Free

Start your 48-hour free trial to get access to more than 30,000 additional guides and more than 350,000 Homework Help questions answered by our experts.

Get 48 Hours Free Access
Previous

Topics for Discussion

Next

What Do I Read Next?