When Tom is out on the ledge retrieving his paper, he is forced to be very patient and to take things one step at a time. Tom dropped coins from his pockets to the street below. In the story, Tom is ambitious, self-centered, and impatient. The use of this type of narrator also allows the author to control what and how much is revealed to the reader in building suspense. Identify two details that foreshadow the tragic outcome of thefirst wish. How People Act: People as cynical as Herbert are often taken by surprise. B dropped coins from his pockets to the street below.
Tom smashed his fist through the window. When the paper flew out the window for the second time, he realized that he can do the paper over again but he can never take back that one specific night he could have spent with his wife. This forces him to be strong and stay alive, for her sake. The Order won't be broken! He is caught up in getting a promotion from work by doing a project. Often, a seemingly minor detail mentioned early in a short story becomes very important later. He also uses key aspects in the setting such as the weather and Tom's location to create complications, which help lead to a lot of suspense.
He lifted his arm and knocked on the door. Tom then decides to go find her at the movies, which shows that he has become less self-centered and more aware of his wife's feelings. White word his first wish? I liked the character, Tom Benecke, as he is a hard working person that put his future success ahead of short term pleasures. Tom Benecke sees his reflection in what surface that alerts him to the location of the yellow sheet of paper? Five years of your hard work completed and that scum will be behind bars waiting to be a southern fried convict. The use of this type of narrator also allows the author to control what and how much is revealed to the reader in building suspense. A window is hard to open. As it starts to lift and recede into the Age of Darkness: A Narrative Fiction the whole point of this.
An additional contrast in setting is created as he will be working, and later be stuck on the cold ledge, fighting for his life, while his wife is relaxing in the comfort of the theatre. B almost falls off the ledge and dies. Their only god is money! Ans : a At first, Mr. Tom puts on his jacket. Critical Review of Contents of Dead Man's Pocket In this review the short story Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket by Jack Finney is critically assessed. Further, he is reckless because he goes out onto the apartment building ledge to retrieve his yellow sheet that contains all the data he has compiled for weeks. Ans: a Tom goes out on the ledge to retrieve a sheet of statistics.
His hair was grey and his face creased with lines. A wife goes to the movies alone. Ans: Story Detail: Mr. For what reason does Tom Benecke put his shoe back on after it fails to shatter the window? Is that what you said to you Short Story American Embassy. Prediction: The wish will be granted, but something bad will happen to Herbert.
A thinks she probably would not notice him out on the ledge. Tom just focuses on the "big picture," which is his future, rather than the "small picture," which is what his wife is doing. These three traits change significantly throughout the story. A does research on store displays. I liked the story as the author uses a very ordinary person, placed in an extraordinary setting, to build up a very believable high suspense short story. The way the narrator is telling the story results in a lot of suspense. Will he be able to stay on to the ledge? Towards the end of the story Tom realizes that his priorities are unbalanced once faced with the reality of death.
D sees a man reading a newspaper across the street. For, after he finally succeeds in gaining entry to the apartment he hurries to catch his wife at the movies; furthermore, when the draft again sends the yellow sheet out the broken window, Tom simply watches it go and then bursts into laughter as he shuts the apartment door behind him. The throttle found its place around the victim's throat and tightened with little effort. The window is hard to open. D puts on his jacket. D is going to fall off the ledge and die.
Lucifer rebelled against God because he knew that mankind would outgrow him. You should let me go before this becomes an international incident. Clare is slender and pretty. He is forced to act quickly and because of this, many things about him change. The fact that his work couldn't wait until he got back from the movies shows what an impatient person he is. The scene is further set when the contrast between the warmth in the apartment and the coldness of the ledge is portrayed when his wife leaves for the movies.
Will he be able to get anybodies attention to help him and will he be able to get back in the apartment? The tone in this story is seemingly neutral and factual, but on closer assessment it becomes clear that the author, Jack Finney, portrays a sympathetic view towards the character Tom Benecke. White hopes it will restore her son. Short Answer Questions 1. Tom knows that his project can wait, but he has to have it done so his boss can read it over the weekend. Ans : a Tom is working on a proposal for a new grocery-store display method. Tom thought about what the police would find in his pockets. White is dubious,and Herbert is cynical and amused.
D smashed his fist through the window. Dylan could see a wheelchair in front of the TV beside the couch. The author utilized setting expertly as he casually introduces the fact that the apartment is on the eleventh floor of a New York apartment building during the first few paragraphs of the story. Tom is so highly motivated to get ahead of others that he chooses to work on his sales project rather than accompany his pretty wife to the cinema. The point of view used influences the effectiveness of suspense as the narrator reveals the various thoughts and feelings of Tom at the correct point in the development of the story to keep the reader absorbed by the developments.