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The Demon LoverOctober 7 2001 Entry 1 Elizabeth Bowens short story The Demon Lover is a quite intriguing and interesting story Mrs Drover is the protagonist while her former lover or his spirit is the antagonist of the story Mrs Drover had been his fiance until he was missing and presumed killed When he left they promised to each other that that would meet again at the hour arranged 88 This symbolizes their commitment to each other forever no matter where or who they are with in their life Mrs Drover vividly remembers the moment when her fianc leaves for war and twenty-five years later she can still describe it accurately She states how she verified his presence for these few moments longer by putting out a hand which he each time pressed without very much kindness and painfully on to one of the breast buttons of his uniform 88 Her vivid description of the last moment between her and her lover shows how much this meant to her after she realized he is gone and will not return In contrast to this moment she doesnt describe her first encounter with her husband in any detail showing the importance or lack of importance she places on their relationship The letter received by Mrs Drover is quite interesting to the action of the story When she reads the letter it says You will not have forgotten that today is our anniversary 88 this should automatically tell her that the person who wrote this is in near proximity to her If he could predict the day the mail would arrive to a certain point then he is a genius The simple fact that he states today 88 should make her aware of the fact that this letter was personally delivered by hand Mrs Drover refers to the caretaker 87 89 in a few instances throughout the story which seems to symbolize her former
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