A conversation with your father Grace paley
Characters ▣ The narrator ▣ Pa ▣ The widow ▣ The boy ▣ The girl ▣ The neighbours
Paley inserts her reality into her stories. There is no apparent, formal, defined separation between fiction and non-fiction, between life and art.
2. What are the connections and disparities between the frame story and the inner story in terms of plot and theme ?
“ His heart, that bloody motor, is equally old and will not do certain jobs anymore. It still floods his head with brainy light. But it won’t let his legs carry the weight of his body around the house.
“ …she would cry out, My baby! My baby! And burst into terrible, face- scarring, time-consuming tears.
Character development Frame story Narrator: Unsympathetic Sympathetic Inner story
“ The head doctor said to her. “If we only had three people in this clinic with your experiences…”
“ In order to maintain her close
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