The Open Window by H. H. Munro (Saki). "My aunt will be down presently, Mr. Nuttel," said a very self-possessed young lady of fifteen;. "in the meantime you. Read with a Purpose Read “The Open Window” to discover how a The Open. Window by Saki. My aunt will be down presently, Mr. Nuttel,” said a very. She pointed to a large French window that opened . The Open Window. BY SAKI. In this classic story, Framton Nuttel has moved to the country to get some.

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“The Open Window” by Saki. (aka H.H. Munro, a writer who was born in Burma but raised in England, and who traveled all over the world.) _____1. What can. Open Window. How Character Traits Create the Lie. What makes a good lie? The short story, “The Open Window,” by Saki (H. H.. Munro), is a tale of deception. Open Window. An Unexpected Journey within “The Open Window” At the beginning of the story, Saki introduces the reader to two of the three main characters.

They never came back. In crossing the moor to their favorite snipe-shooting3 ground, they were all three engulfed in a treach- erous piece of bog. It had been that dreadful wet summer, you know, and places that were safe in other years gave way suddenly without warning. Their bodies were never recovered.

That was the dreadful part of it. Here the childs voice lost its self- possessed note and became falteringly human. Poor aunt always thinks that they will come back someday, they and the little brown spaniel that was lost with them, and walk in at that win- dow just as they used to do.

That is why the window is kept open Making Connections The char- every evening till it is quite dusk.

Poor dear aunt, she has often acter of the aunt may remind you told me how they went out, her husband with his white water- of other characters from television, proof coat over his arm, and Ronnie, her youngest brother, sing- movies, or books. Many stories have a character who wants some- ing, Bertie, why do you bound?

Do you know, sometimes lost touch with reality. It was a relief to Framton when the aunt bustled into the room with a whirl of apologies for being late in making her appearance. Vera shudders, and I hope you dont mind the open window, said Mrs.

Framton is uncomfortable. Nuttel that three years ago Mrs. Now, Vera says, her aunt keeps the window open because she believes the men will still come home.


Just then Mrs. Sappleton enters the room, much to Mr. She proceeds to apologize for the open window, remarking that her husband and brothers enter the house that way after hunting trips to avoid dirtying the carpet. Nuttel grows horrified by her cheerful rambling about hunting, and attempts to change the subject by discussing his illness and various cures. He notices that Mrs. Sappletons niece tells Mr.

Nuttel the story of the lost hunters, the open window comes to symbolize Mrs. Sappletons anguish and heartbreak at the loss of her husband and younger brother. When the truth is later revealed, the open window no longer symbolizes anguish but the very deceit itself.

Saki uses the symbol ironically by having the open window, an object one might expect would imply honesty, as a symbol of deceit. Narration The Open Window is a third-person narrative, meaning that its action is presented by a narrator who is not himself involved in the story.

This allows a narrator to portray events from a variety of points of view, conveying what all of the characters are doing and what they are feeling or thinking. For most of the story, until he runs from the house, the reader shares Mr.

Nuttels point of view. Like Mr. Nuttel, the reader is at the mercy ofVeras story. The reader remains, however, after Mr. Nuttel has fled and thus learns that Veras story was nothing but a tall tale. Tall Tale Veras story is essentially a tall tale. Tall tales are often found in folklore and legend and describe people or events in an exaggerated manner.

Vera exaggerates the significance of the open window by making it the centerpiece of a fabricated tale of tragic loss.

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Themes Though it is a remarkably short piece of fiction, The Open Window explores a number of important themes. Nuttel comes to the country in an attempt to cure his nervous condition. He pays a visit to the home of Mrs. Sappleton in order to introduce himself, and before he gets to meet the matron of the house, he is intercepted by her niece, who regales him with an artful piece of fiction that, in the end, only makes his nervous condition worse.

Analysis of "The Open Window" by Saki

Appearances and Reality It is no surprise that Mrs. Sappletons niece tells a story that is easy to believe.

She begins with an object in plain view, an open window, and proceeds from there. The window is obviously open, but for the reasons for its being open the reader is completely at the mercy of Mrs.

Sappletons niece, at least while she tells her story. The open window becomes a symbol within this story-within-astory, and its appearance becomes its reality. When Mr. Nuttel and the reader are presented with a contrary reality at the end of the story, the result is a tension between appearance and reality that needs to be resolved: Which is real?

Can they both be real? Deception Were it not for deception, this story could not happen. The action and irony of the story revolve around the apparent deception that Mrs. Sappletons niece practices. It remains to be seen, however, whether this deception is a harmless prank or the result of a sinister disposition.

If the nieces deception is cruel, then the reader must question the motives behind the deception practiced by all tellers of stories, including Saki himself. Sanity and Insanity The Open Window shows just how fine the line can be between sanity and insanity.

Nuttels susceptibility to deceit is no different from that of the reader of the story. Yet Mr.Terrified, Mr. Related titles. Framton is uncomfortable.

A cyclist intensely to thecoming along the road had to run into the hedge to appearance of the threeavoid imminent collision. Sappleton, the lady to whom he waspresenting one of the letters of introduction, came into the nice division. Author as an observer 3rd, person. The Duped Reader One of the most engaging aspects of this story is that the reader is initially duped, too, just like Nuttel.

To Framton, it was all purely horrible. In the deepening twilight three figures were walking across the lawn toward the window; they all carried guns under their arms, and one of them was additionally burdened with a white coat hung over his shoulders.

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