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In the short story The Demon Lover Elizabeth Bowen takes us into the past about a women name Mrs Drover in the end of World War II Elizabeth uses foreshadowing flashback and ambiguity as she tells a story about Mrs Drovers past the things around her and she also tell the reader mysteries about the letter and her promisesElizabeth Bowen uses foreshadowing to give the reader hints indicating an event that will occur later in the story On lines 47-52 the author showed Mrs Drover a letter about an anniversary that she doesnt remember Dear KathleenUntil Then This shows that someone is coming for her Mrs Drover was also alone in the house She heard nothing-but while she was hearing nothing the pass air of staircase was disturbed by a draft that traveled up her This shows that someone was downstairs Elizabeth Bowen uses flashback in the story to show a characters experiences that happened at an earlier time period Mrs Drover is married and has children but when she visits her old home she started to remember her old fianc Kathleen behaved well whenreported missing presumed killed Her She is remembering what happened during the war that her fianc was dead Mrs Drover also tried to remember what type of person her fianc was He was never kind to me not really I dont remember him kind at all Mrs Drover is trying to remember how he treated her Elizabeth Bowen uses ambiguity because wants the story to have unfinished answers for the reader in the end With mystery and suspense added to the story When Mrs Drover went inside her house she noticed something she doesnt recognize when she lived there She stopped dead and stared at the hall table on this lay a letter addressed to her This made the reader want to know why that letter was there At the end of the short story it also shows ambiguity Mrs Drover
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