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Atwoods Bluebeards Egg is a narrative that supports the theme of perception being a human characteristic which only presents the truth the particular person wants to believe The first evidence of this appears in Sallys description of Edward her husband who by her thoughts is a dumb blond that need her protection and intelligence to survive At set intervals an angel appears bringing him food Thats fine with Ed who hardly notices what he eats but the angel is getting tired of being an angel 168 prgh1 We get this image of the caring wife protecting a not-so-intelligent husband out of love and pity This is Sallys perception of the truth On the other hand we see her immaturity in her diction heart-men fix their hearts looked like a giant-fig which shows her ignorance of her husbands line of work which is substantially difficult and requires intelligence and dedication that few people possess This is why the readers start to doubt Sallys truth and at this point we side with the other some who say that he is intelligent and even brilliant otherwise how can he be so successful 151 last pgh This first conflict that takes place in the readers themselves furthers the theme of the story Who can we trust and why Sallys perception is the lense that we see the story through but without it we wouldnt have a vision at all So we have to take her reality and decide which truth we want to believe Eds truth of a middle-age well-off physician with a beautiful young wife who doesnt care much for anything except the nice routine of his life Or Marylynns perception of a liberal independent and confident woman who doesnt need a husband to enjoy her life Or finally Sallys desperate attempt to hold on to her perfect life - married to a wealthy handsome but not-so-smart husband who provides a normal happy life for her The point
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