Snow Ann Beattie

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"Snow" is a short story in which Ann Beattie, the author, presents an often unheard of view of her lover. The main character, experiences the heart warming of love towards her lover rather than the desolation of loneliness after her lover doesn’t come back. Later, when the lady learns that her lover is still out there, she knows that all hope of her lover coming back is still there. The crushing disappointment kills her that her lover just left her out there all alone for the winter. Published in the earlier where love was so true and courageous, the oppressive narrated nature of love in "Snow" may well be a reflection of their love to each other. Though Beattie relates the women’s story, she does not do so in first person. Beattie reveals the story through a narrator's voice. The narrator is not simply an observer, however. The narrator shows that the woman, for the most part, is madly in love. (paragraph 1). It is obvious that the narrator knows more than can be physically observed. Beattie, however, never tells the reader what really happens between her lover and her. Instead, the reader must look into the women’s actions and words in order to understand what the women feels. The main character is held back by the feelings she had towards her lover but he didn’t feel the same. The lines of her expressions "cold settled in stages,that small curve of light was shaved from the moon night after night, until you were no longer surprised the sky was black,that

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