Phone Call

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Phone Call Texts can be interpreted in many different ways. Phone Call by Berton Roueche, is a short story drama about a delivery man whose truck breaks down and gets into a bit of trouble. This short story is a good example of how you can find two very different readings in the same story. The dominant reading is that the male is innocent and the woman is just paranoid and overly suspicious. The resistant reading is that the female is innocent and has the right to be suspicious and the male is guilty with the intent to take advantage of her. In the dominant reading it is told through a first person male point of view, this positions the audience to believe what the man is saying. The dominant reading portrays the man as an innocent and…show more content…
It is then that the woman realises that there is something strange and starts to become suspicious of the man, she starts to question him and letting him know she is aware of the little things he has done that seem strange. “I thought you said you had a truck?” she said “I don’t see any truck out there.” The woman starts to act cautious and keeps checking up on him. The woman gets fearful and she challenges him aggressively. ‘She reached in one of
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