The twist to the story is that mrs ansleys daughter

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The twist to the story is that Mrs. Ansley’s daughter, Barbara, is actually Mr. Slade’s daughter - Alida married Delphin Slade as planned, but Mrs. Ansley, who had a brief affair with him, had his daughter 4. What is the moral lesson of Roman Fever? - People should not harm each other. For example, Mrs. Slade reminds Mrs. Ansley sent to the letter Delphin but the end it becomes the trysting - The moral lesson of "Roman Fever" is that often one misjudges a person who is close. In the exposition of Wharton's story, Mrs. Slade, with dramatic irony, remarks, "Grace Ansley was always old- fashioned." And, while Mrs. Slade notices that Mrs. Ansley says, "[Rome] it's still the most beautiful view in the world" with an emphasis on me, she does not understand why. - As the two friends talk, they wonder about their girls. This time with knowing irony, Mrs. Ansley remarks to her companion
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“I don’t in the least know what they are….And perhaps we didn’t know much more about each other” - Mrs. Ansley does not know as Mrs. Slade thinks, “Would she never cure herself of envying her?” Mrs. Slade has always been jealous that her husband was once in love with Mrs. Ansley. In a vengeful moment when Mrs. Slade reveals that it was she wrote the letter inviting Mrs. Ansley to the Colosseum, Mrs. Slade believes there is a “slow struggle behind the voluntarily controlled mask of her small quiet face” With dramatic irony, she calls Mrs. Ansley “prudent” - Of course, Mrs. Ansley was anything but prudent as she met Delphin Slade and became pregnant from their personal Roman fever. But, having been told that Mrs. Slade had written the letter that she has so long cherished, Mrs. Ansley realizes that Mrs. Slade has told her about the letter because she has continued to hate her. But, it is the final truth that sets Mrs. Slade back to her bitter envy: Barbara, whom she has always wished were her daughter, is actually the daughter of her husband and her old friend. Mrs. Slade has known so little of her “intimate friend” because she has always remained her rival 5. What are the literal and figurative meaning of Roman Fever? - The literal meaning refer to an feverish ailment to which one is susceptible in the cool air after sunset - The figurative meaning: it is a feverish battle for Delphin Slade by two women who were rival for his love - The double meaning of "Roman Fever" is that it refers literally to an feverish ailment to which one is susceptible in the cool air after sunset, and figuratively to a feverish battle for Delphin Slade by two women who were rivals for his love. - On their second trip to Rome, one in which they are the spectators rather than the actors in what occurs, Grace Ansley and Alida Slade sit quietly on the parapet watching the sun set over the ancient city. They are “Two ladies who had been intimate since childhood [but they] reflected how little they knew each other” - Both ladies have “visualized each other …through the wrong end of her little telescope” Mrs. Slade thinks of how Mrs. Ansley is much less articular than she; Mrs. Ansley thinks about how “Alida Slade’s
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  • Fall '16
  • Irony, Mrs. Ansley, Mrs. Slade, Delphin Slade, Barbara Ansley

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