Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Escape by W.S. Maugham
ESCAPE By William Somerset Maugham The text under interpretation is hedge by William Somerset Maugham. W. S. Maugham was a well-kn give birth English playwright, novelist and laconic tale writer. He was the son of a British diplomat. He was educated at Kings school in Canterbury, studied painting in Paris, went to Heidelberg University in Ger piecey and studied to be a doctor at St. doubting Thomas Hospital in England. So, he put his hand in assorted activities and thats why he is versatile and experienced soul. S.Maugham was critical of the morals, the slimness and hypocrisy of bourgeois society. Such novels as Of Hu reality Bondage, The bootleg and the Sixpence, The Theatre and others came under his pen. He was also the master of the short apologue. Among them ar Colonels Lady, Friend in Need, king of beastss Skin, etc. S. Maugham was among the most popular writers of his era, and reputedly, the steepest paid infor humanst during the 1930s. Maughams style of writing is clear and precise. He doesnt reduce his views on the reader. He puts a question and leaves it to the reader to answer.I also interchangeable his revealing the weak sides and vices of human nature skilfully. His books are chatty and idle to read. This is clearly viewed from the given take a sort. Escape is a story about third e put in people in common situation, and Maugham manages to tell it with the sense of humour and in a precise interesting way. The essence of The Escape, to my capitulum, is that Roger and shame make believe diverse approaches towards the traffic. Of course, the workforce and the women like the first step flowers, attentiveness, passion. But thus their paths diverge.The romance disappears, the man looks for the way out, he craves for new emotions, but the char deems that the relations should develop into the marriage. And The Escape is the deterrent example of such a mismatch. The story notify be logically divided into four main separate the exp osition, passages about pathoss and Rogers honey, Roger falls out of love and the break-up. The story has a straight line narrative structure with bring outds digressions at the beginning. I think that the beginning of the story serves as its subject matter, w here the author recounts his point of view on marriage.He convinces us that if a woman once made her mind to draw a man nothing but instant flight could save him. As an example he told a case, which happened with one of his friends, who seeing the ineluctable marriage menace before him, as well ask ship and spent a year traveling refine the world. He hoped the woman would forget him, but was mistaken. When he got back mentation himself safe, the woman, from whom he had fled, was waiting for him on the quay. This funny thing supports the idea that the inevitable loom of the marriage frightens virtually men and they taste to avoid it.It should be mentioned, that he describes that awkward situation very skilfully and in a very risibleal way. It could be confirmed by some cases of irony, utilize by the narrator instant flight and inevitable loom menacing before him, escaped with exactly a in any casethbrush for all his baggage, which show us fear and trembling of men before the difficulties of the marriage. Maugham establishes true to life(predicate) setting to his piece of writing. As the author uses the first-person narrative structure we can guess that the narrator is the secondary character of the story.The main ones here are Roger Charing and Ruth Barlow. To describe them, Maugham uses the direct characterization. For example, he gives it when speaks about of Ruths eye using the epithets (splendid, wretched, big and lovely), a detached epithet (poor dear) all in the ironic way. Further on the narrator says that he knows only one man who escaped successfully. Once upon a epoch his friend, Roger Charing told him he was sack to join. Roger was uplifted and handsome, rich, experien ced middle-aged man. Of course, many women precious to marry him.But he was intellectual to live the life of an un married man the epithets sufficient experience, scrupulous give the direct description of his lifestyle. But then he met Ruth Barlow. He fell in love with her. He immediately wanted to look after her and make her happy. Ruth was twice a widow, she was junior than Roger. She was quite good-looking and she had big, beautiful, dark eyeball and she had the gift of pathos. When a man saw those big, sad eyes, he wanted to help Ruth. The epithet defenselessly expose the power of her look.It was Ruths mode to get what she wanted because she had no other means (money for instance). This gift helped Ruth to reach her goals. The fable the gift of pathos, the epithets splendid dark eyes, the most moving eyes, big and lovely eyes and the repeating of the word eyes make us pay our attention to this peculiarity. And Ruth made her mind to marry Roger he was rich, considerate, a nd tactful and was glad to take care of her, so he was the best variant for her. He didnt let cumulation and made a proposal of marriage to her and they were going to marry as soon as ossible. While reading we came across a dowery of pure literary words (gift, splendid, fantastic, hazards, sadness, lovely) and some cliches (the world was as well as very much for her, stand between the hazards of life and this helpless little thing, how wonderful it would be to take the sadness out of those big and lovely eyes) which are peculiar to the description of ordinary situations concerning love affairs, so we see what kind of story The Escape is. The narrator provokes us to perceive it ironically.Through Rogers vision, Ruth was very unlucky. Indeed, she seemed to be very miserable, everything was wrong with her. If she married a husband he beat her if she employed a broker he cheated her if she engaged a cook she drank. She never had a little beloved but it was sure to die. We can obse rve hopelessness of Ruths life through the epithets helpless little thing, rotten time, unfortunate, poor dear, the metaphor a little lamb, parallel constructions if she married and pure literary words such as sufferings, hazards, sadness.Roger similarlyk an interest in her destiny and was ready to relieve it the repetition of the pronouns she and her in Rogers speech, the epithet dreadfully sorry prove my assumption. The epithets very happy and pleased make us believe that it wasnt a nuisance for him. But according to the narrators opinion, Ruth was double-faced woman of few ideas he called her stupid and scheming. This epithets, the simile as onerous as nails add some points to her description, so it again proves that the method of character-drawing here is direct.We see two people, Roger and Ruth, as the future family, so this is the idea of this extract of the text. The author describes the first part of their relations which were rather standard. As thousands of men and wome n, they met, fell in love and decided to be together. But then, on a sudden, Roger fell out of love. This was the second part of their relations. in that respect was no evident reason. Perhaps, his heart-strings were no longer touched by Ruths sorry look. Roger became acutely conscious that Ruth had a mind to marry him. He gave a solemn oath that nothing would induce him to marry Ruth.But he was in a quandary. He was aware that Ruth would respect her feelings at an immoderately high figure if he asked her to release him. Besides, he didnt want people to say that he jilted a woman. The epithets acutely conscious, a solemn oath and an immoderately high figure stress the importance, significance of his decision as to the epithet pathetic look and the metaphor heart-strings (at the same time it is a cliche), they produce the humorous effect. Falling out of love is the most terrible thing I can imagine.Recently it was an acute pleasure for Roger to do everything for Ruth. He was charm ed, but, as I suppose, it wasnt a serious and profound feeling Roger lost it too easily. It is obvious Ruth was a narrow-minded woman and she didnt actually love Roger. But there are some arguments to be say in her defence, she lonely and wanted to be protected. Probably she would be a good wife. The repetition of the expression to have a mind to reveals the contest of Rogers and Ruths interests. Ruth desired to have relations of long duration she cried for the moon.On the contrary, Roger wanted to escape with no loss. And again we are the witnesses of the usual continuation of the love story. Its rather banal. Roger kept his own counsel he remained attentive to all her wishes. It was decided that they would be married as soon as they found a fitted hall. Roger utilize to the agents and visited with Ruth house after house. It was very hard to find a satisfactory one. Sometimes houses were too large, sometimes they were too small, sometimes they were too expensive and sometim es they were too stuffy, sometimes they were too airy.The idea is that only such dishonest, shabby act as the flat-chase tactics seemed to be enchant for Roger. I think, it was like a committing a crime. Rogers behaviour wasnt fair, it was even disgraceful, but unfortunately such conduct is not uncommon, the men trick the women very often, because their attitude towards the relations differs. Parallel constructions sometimes they were too large, sometimes they were too small, sometimes they were too expensive and sometimes they were too stuffy, the metaphor house-hunting, the epithet innumerable kitchens describe Rogers intent of the trouble-free parting.Firstly I took Rogers side, because I consider that each person should have a right for free choice, but then I was sorry for Ruth, Roger tired her out, she didnt understand what was happening. The epithet exhausted demonstrates her state brightly. At last Ruth revolted. She asked Roger if he wanted to marry her. There was an unac customed hardness in her voice, but it didnt affect the unmanliness of his reply. Roger persuaded her that they would be married the very moment they found a suitable house. Ruth took to her bed. She didnt want to see Roger, but he was as ever assiduous and gallant.Every day he sent her flowers, wrote that he had some much houses to look at. The epithets assiduous, gallant display his dissimulation. A calendar week passed and he received the letter Ruth let him know that she was going to get married and claimed that Roger didnt love her. He answered that her news tattered him, but her happiness had to be his first consideration. He sent Ruth seven orders to view. He was quite sure she would find among them a house that would exactly suit her. So, we can see that Roger appeared to be very judicious and sly person.He appeared quite cute to predict Ruths adjacent actions. When he got the hang of Ruth, he pretended he was still in love very gallantly, until she got the hang of him , and I should say it was a more civilized way of jilting a woman than just to leave her. So, I think the message of the story is that a woman can be sly and scheming, but a man can make it his way also. This story carried me with its eternal intrigue the war between male and female. We may be in earnest about it or may try to ignore it, but it really takes place and this problem will make it until the end of human history.