Foreshadowing In The Locket

694 Words3 Pages
In the short story, The Locket by Kate Chopins I feel it is a powerful story about love. However I found it did include a plot twist towards the end of the story. The plot twist left me surprised at first as It was something I had not expected. I believed that the soldier had been killed in battle due to Chopins great writing. It also did not pass me that I thought the locket had been stolen or lost. However towards the end of the story, I knew it was going to be a happy ending as I began to make prediction that maybe Edmond was alive. To begin, I was surprised by the ending of the story, yet it was predictable. This was because of, foreshadowing. There are few, yet obvious examples of this. My first description I picked up on although its not an obvious way of foreshadowing I do believe Chopins described the scenery on purpose in this way. The story begins very gloomy, as Edmond is described feeling "Homesick". Also the condition of the war makes a gloomy setting. As Chopins continues the story his love Octavie believes Edmond had died. Chopins described the setting as Spring. Spring is a time of happiness,…show more content…
In the story, the old gentlemen brought Octavie to his attention. He then states, "Do you not think that on a dark day like this, miracles might happen? When the whole earth is vibrant with life, does it not seem to you, Octavie, that heaven might for once relent and give us back our dead?" This line in the story proves that the old gentleman foreshadows heaven so called giving back the dead. Once ive read this, in my opinion it became predictable as I predicted, Edmond had not been dead after all. Also as he spoke there was agitation in his visage. Including Chopins describes as they enter the house feathered songsters appear, melodious greeting. This shows the setting of the story rising, and uplifting towards the

    More about Foreshadowing In The Locket

      Open Document