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Imagery In The Japanese Quince

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The brief story "The Japanese Quince" merely consists of two characters, Mr. Nilson and Mr. Tandram. He describes both men, especially in a detailed, interesting way. All expressive means and stylistic devices are employed by the author to expose the characters. To the best of my knowledge, John Galsworthy illustrates great imagery in this short story. He receives the reader's attention by giving a great mental picture of the lifestyles of the two men, starting with Mr. Nilson. "As Mr. Nilson, well known in the City, opened the window of his dressing room on Campden Hill," this descriptive sentence shows that Mr. Nilson is well-to-do having his dressing room. Mr. Nilson, the main protagonist, is a well-known businessman going through a rough patch owing to threatening symptoms even though he seems quite healthy. Right off the bat, one can notice that there is a lack of equality or similarity between the way he appears from the outside and the reality of his inner life. As far as I'm aware, he has no life in himself because it is carefully arranged and…show more content…
Mr. Nilson admires the small tree and the song the blackbird singing. But he cannot still find the right words to describe his experience since it is too outside the norm of his life. Therefore, his mind cannot take pleasure in it wholly. Just as he is having this difficulty, his neighbor Mr. Tandram comes out. Mr. Tandram is also a businessman experiencing the same worrying symptoms as Nilson's. Although Mr. Tandram is Nilson's next-door neighbor, they have never known each other. The men are absolutely fascinated by the tree's natural beauty. The tree explains that there are more things in life than work and money. It seems as if they are leaving their tedious and complicated business lives for a short time when Mr. Nilson and Mr. Tandram stops for a few moments with the aim of recognizing how the Japanese Quince is a natural
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