Bierce's Version Of The Crimson Candle

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As you can tell both versions of “The Crimson Candle” fit the rhetorical definition of a fable, since both fables includes a teller and an audience, plus a progression by instability. Each husband seeks out a dying promise from their beloved and loyal wife. Then they fulfill it in a different way and series vastly different responses occur from the audience. What is the most interesting is that this difference is not directly because Bierce’s version adds more of an open minded moral and resolves it with more wisdom. In Bierce’s version of the fable he is also tied to two more considerable sets of judgments: one set made by the characters and the other set made by the readers. Lastly, the judgments are made by the readers is at least as fundamental

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