Although she seems to be striking a normal conversation, Miss Strangeworth is concentrating more on Miss Chandler herself. The story examines many themes, such as a person being two-facedas well as how a single person can make a mark on a community. The New York Times Company.
She also takes great pride in the orderliness of her house, as well as her family roses.
Outwardly, she behaves towards others in a certain way. There would have to be more beyond he fact of Miss Strangeworth writing these letters or that deep down inside, she could have an evil soul herself. There is also a frequently commented upon debate on the symbolism of the roses.
The reason he could be the supporting character is how it seems he punished Miss Strangeworth for her hurtful words to the town by attacking something she greatly cherished and nurtured, just as she did towards his child.
In the outset, it comes to light that her belief system may have been a result of a family tradition. Additionally, Miss Strangeworth says that since she is the only Strangeworth left, it is her duty to rid the town of evil. The third one caught on the edge and fell outside onto the ground to Miss Strangeworths feet.
Hence, Miss Strangeworth wants to establish a favourable image in town. Important Quotations - "Miss Strangeworth never gave away any of her roses [ Another character who receives a letter from Miss Strangeworth. Inwardly, however, Miss Strangeworth holds completely contrasting thoughts.
Opening the letter, she is shocked to read that she should look to see what used to be her roses. As a result, she never openly shares her thoughts.
On her way home, Miss Strangeworth meets Miss Chandler, the librarian, and talks about the new novels to be ordered and paid for by the annual library appropriation. Foster not to do her operation because Doctor Burns might stage a supposed accident to make money. She knows that her letters are harsh, but thinks them necessary to rid the town of evil.
However, it has since been given up on, and many of the intended team for the movie have proceeded to follow other pursuits instead. Themes[ edit ] This short story explores many themes, usually mentioned in Analysis, such as a person having two sides to them, the dents that people make upon a community, and how they restore them, and the revenge of the fallen.
Miss Strangeworth notices that Miss.the possibility of evil literary analysis: character motivation One way of learning about a character is to consider his or her motivation—the reasons behind the character’s actions. For example, a father in “The Possibility of Evil” forbids a boy to visit his daughter because he believes the boy is immoral.
The possibility of evil Shirley Jackson’s “The Possibility of Evil” is a short story about a seemingly sweet little old woman, living in a small town with a house and prized bed of roses outside that has been in her family for three generations. “The Possibility of Evil” Shirley Jackson Miss Adela Strangeworth stepped daintily along Main Street on her way to the grocery.
The sun was shining, the air was fresh and clear after the night’s heavy rain, and everything in Miss Strangeworth’s little town looked washed and bright.
Shirley Jackson's short story "The Possibility of Evil" was published in the Saturday Evening Post on December 18, Oct 20, · The Possibility of Evil By: Shirley Jackson- Spark Notes Summary Ever since the small town was built, the beautiful Strangeworth house, with its beautiful blossoming and sweet smelling roses, on Pleasant street.
"The Possibility of Evil" is about an old lady named Miss Strangeworth. She treasures her roses, passed down from her grandmother, and those roses are her pride.
In order to keep a town, which she thinks is hers, she tries to keep the town from becoming evil by sending letters with messages based on /5.Download