This narrative takes topographic point in late 19th century. the Elizabethan period. The rank system was strongly prevailed. This narrative is about a adult female. foremost a parlor’s amah so a vicar’s married woman. She goes from extremes. foremost a simple universe to high category so left entirely as a widow. Sophy is more or less the chief character of the narrative. The writer describes sophy as a beautiful adult female. but non in a manner most people expect. She was soft spoken and gentle but ne’er got used to superior universe. Sam was an inexorable and determined adult male. he attempted to tribunal sophy before she acquire married. but in vain he appears once more like a beacon of visible radiation in sophy’s drab life. Randolph was ne’er a happy-bay he ne’er interacted or cared excessively much about his female parent. Messages about the different sectors of society were clear back so the kind of sector you were from defined your life style. For illustration. when the vicar married sophy they were forced to travel so that people wouldn’t happen out about their relationship. Besides sophy’s grammar- ‘he have been so comfortable’ shows her history.
Although in a major portion of the narrative sophy was entirely. with cipher to watch her. She ne’er took any major determinations without confer withing her boy. She remained trussed to her original habits- as a parlour amah. She ne’er acted truly independent of anyone. The most likely targeted audience would be immature grownups or even grownups. The image or comparing made or seen frequently throughout the narrative would be between sophy and her boy Randolph. They are rather opposite. Sophy still has the wonts from lower portion of the society. Randolph was more of a portion of the higher society. He felt ashamed of his female parent. Both of them would be unfamiliar with each other. The author uses really luxuriant vocabulary. Nothing is described with simple words. Others such as discernable. soft brown affectionate eyeballs. revery. secluded etc. these words are really powerful and give a graphic image. The short narrative starts with a flashback of sophy. Her ideas travel back to her yearss as a parlour amah. She refuses Sam and marries the vicar. The minute she hurt her pes and became an invalid she as left alone. twenty old ages subsequently she us a widow. Her boy Randolph was distant. Finally she meets Sam once more. and she relives the happy minutes. A relationship bosoms between them. nevertheless Randolph does non O.K. due to Sam’s rank in the society. Sophy was so left entirely for the remainder of her life. Then sophy has a flash back. She remembers her life until that twenty-four hours.
Then she continues her narrative from so onwards. The flash back shows her before the matrimony and after. There are large contrasts between sophy and Mister twycott and sophy and Randolph. Mr. twycott and Randolph were both high category and good educated. They gave importance to reputation- more Randolph than Mr. twycott. Randolph was ashamed of his mother’s background. Sophy did non acquire every bit high an instruction as her boy and hubby got. She shortly lest all those ‘artificial taste’ she had adopted from her late hubby. Another contrast would be sophy’s lonely life as a widow. compared with her secret life in Sam’s company. There are no parallels nowadays in this narrative. This is a 3rd –person narration. where in the writer is narrating the narrative. Although the writer is stating the narrative. it told from sophy’s point of position.
Randolph as a male child was ne’er happy. He gave excessively much importance to his repute and societal position. I find that accepting people for who they are makes everyone including you so much happier. Had Randolph accepted his mother’s character they would hold been so much stopping point and content with each other.