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Bowen uses vast amounts of narrative in this story as opposed to dialogue This combined by her created objects of dramatic function and choice of language convey the feeling of suspense and intensity that she wants the reader to feel throughout the story After detailed reading of the story one cannot be sure Mrs Drovers return to the house is physically happening however is definitely occurring in her mind The unfamiliar queerness of the surroundings she should be so comfortable with further suggests that the several things she returns to the house to collect may be memories rather than actual objects The point of the story seems to be Mrs Drovers journey into her past in an attempt to find out how she used to be as she seems discontent and resentful at her current self which is described as prosaic This suggests she is reasonably simple ordinary and possibly quite a boring individual Her movements are described as circumscribed which suggests her only real focus and ambition in life was to settle down with a husband and children Thus meaning she wanted to follow convention more than find an enjoyable life heightening the idea of her current personality being so prosaic Bowens choice of title The Demon Lover does set a slightly ambiguous and sinister tone however provides some aide to many of the ideas the reader may have construed The word demon suggests an evil monster like creature however gives backing to the idea of haunting Mrs Drover The word lover is to reiterate to the reader that even if he was never kind to her she did love him and it was probably her first love The simple fact that the letter from the Demon Lover sparks the suspense and interest in the story emphasises the title to be fitting and intelligent The story is told in third person narrative with minimal dialogue This is to focus the reader
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