The theme of the short story The Dinner is that both men and women are equally courageous and can have control of a situation.
The story is told from a third-person limited point of view . The setting of the story is crucial to the plot because if the story took place somewhere else, then the inciting event (the snake under the table) most likely would not have occurred.
The conflict of this story is that there is a cobra (antagonist) in the dinner room, which no one is aware of. So, the American must devise a way to keep all of the guests calm and still so that the cobra does not bite any of them, while also trying to get the cobra to go to the bowl of milk outside on the veranda.
Why doesn’t the American warn the other guests about the cobra ? What can we infer about his character? The American doesn’t warn the guests because he doesn’t want them to panic and cause a commotion that will prompt the snake to strike.
The Dinner Party , an important icon of 1970s feminist art and a milestone in twentieth-century art, is presented as the centerpiece around which the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art was established through the generosity of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
An example of dramatic irony is when the reader knew that the snake was present and the characters didn’t. The hostess, who knew the whole time and stayed calm was the reason she proved the colonel wrong. ? The theme of The Dinner Party is that it doesn’t matter what gender you are.
Irony: a literary device that uses a word or phrase to mean the exact opposite of its literal or usual meaning; incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the expected result.
There is very little information to be found about Mona Gardner . She was an American author who had her story “The Dinner Party” published in The Saturday Review of Literature in 1941. The story takes place in India during the time that it was a British colony.
“The Dinner Party ” by Mona Gardner is about a party in India, in which a colonel and a girl argue about how women act in a crisis. An American naturalist who is at the party is watching the argument and sees the hostess, who is acting strangely, gesture for a bowl of milk to be put outside the door.
What is the host assuming when she makes her remark about the colonel’s being right ? She is assuming that the colonel will think he was right during the argument but she knows she is about to prove him wrong.
Which of the following describes Mrs . Pringle’s reaction to the cook’s anger ? She is irritated because the cook is easily angered . She is afraid that it will upset the guests.