The colonial officer (Mr. Wynnes); is the host of the dinner party and opposes the young girl’s statement, saying that men have more control then women. Mrs. Wynnes (the hostess ); is the one who demonstrated that women can have the same amount of control as men when the cobra crawled across her foot.
Climax : The snake finally goes for the bowl of milk, and the American Naturalist shuts the veranda doors, as the other guests panic.
What happened last in the plot of the story ? A young girl argued with a colonel. The cobra moved toward the veranda doors. The American began to count to three hundred.
The theme of the short story The Dinner is that both men and women are equally courageous and can have control of a situation.
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.
However, the American, to support the hostess’s efforts and to ensure that no other person over-reacts and causes the snake to strike, adds to the drama and, whilst the main conflict is the discussion about women’s propensity to be melo-dramatic in most crises, an additional conflict is introduced reinforcing the inner
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.
The climax is the turning point in the story or the point of highest suspense. The falling action eases suspense, and the main conflict is resolved. “The Dinner Party ” by Mona Gardner In the resolution , all conflicts are resolved, and the story ends.