Katharine Brush's The Birthday Party

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Imagine spending weeks or multiple months planning the right thing to give to your significant other on their birthday. However, when you present them with your gif. You receive malicious comments rather than gratuity from him or her. This leaves you heartbroken and maybe even angry. Katharine Brush writes in her short story, “Birthday Party” about a birthday party gone awry. She explains the events of the evening and even sympathizes with the woman.

The couple who seemed to be in their “late thirties” were dining together in a narrow little restaurant. There is something or a connection between the two that led the narrator to infer that they were “unmistakably married.” Brush creates this imagery to highlight the romantic scene she was looking

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