Behind The Formaldehyde Curtain Analysis

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In Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain Mitford discussed what embalming, the practice of it, the process in detail, and the secrecy behind the practice. Throughout the story Mitford seems to condemn the American funeral process, but she does not directly state this. From the tone of Mitford’s writings we can tell that she does not agree .Mitford possesses a very sarcastic tone and tries to use lots of euphuisms to lighten the mood on her views of the embalming process. Mitford starts out the story by explaining that the purpose of embalming is to make a corpse look presentable to be viewed in a casket which Mitford refers to as a, “suitably costly container” (Mitford 254). Throughout Mitford’s essay she explains the process and procedures

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