The dog, unfamiliar with Briggs, assumed that he was the culprit and leaped upon him. Please let me know if I'm right or not, and please give me the correct answer! James Thurber's mother is so concerned that the bed will fall on his father's head. Although he remained asleep beneath the overturned cot, the noise woke his mother, who thought that the headboard had fallen upon his father. But I am straying from the remarkable incidents that took place during the night that the bed fell on father. He is ready to chase a burglar He's worried someone's been hurt He wants to know what's happened He's glad that everyone's all right My answer is c.
The selection: Father, farthest away and soundest sleeper of all, had by this time been awakened by the battering on the attic door. When he says that he is coming his wife thinks that he's going up to the heavens. One, he makes the setup process usually arduous a delight by throwing in jokes and humorous asides along the way. Father awoke and assumed that the house was on fire. This seemed to allay his fears a little, but he took the precaution of putting a glass of spirits of camphor on a little table at the head of his bed. Grandfather, who usually slept in the attic bed when he was with us, had disappeared some days before.
Our bull terrier, Rex, slept in the hall. While other family members are visiting, James comments on each of their differences and how they have peculiar ideas crotchets. By this time I was conscious of what was going on, in a vague way, but did not yet realize that I was under my bed instead of on it. The room reeked of camphor. His father had decided to sleep in the attic bed even though Mother feared that the wobbly headboard might crash down on him.
Overall grandfather plays major in the rest of stories. Meanwhile, Mother, being chased by Herman who still thought she was hysterical, tried to open the attic door, which was stuck. Ex: In the movie Lion King, we all know Scar kills Mufasa, but Simba does not discover this until the end Situational Irony: a contrast between what is expected to happen and what does happen Plot: Father goes to sleep in attic, which has an already paranoid family, on the edge. Foggy with sleep, I now suspected, in my turn, that the whole uproar was being made in a frantic endeavor to extricate me from what must be an unheard-of and perilous situation. She started shouting and on hearing the shouts, Herman who is the narrator's brother thinks that mother has become hysterical, and so assures her that she is alright. It was at this juncture that I, in trying to get up, had the uncanny sensation of feeling my bed above me! She was confident that burglars had been getting into her house every night for forty years.
What actually caused everyone to wake up in the first place? Broadly defined, a comedy can be is a work depicting the uphill struggle and eventual success of a sympathetic hero; usually about ordinary people in difficult but non-life-threatening predicaments. He tested me the first night—which I had suspected he would—by holding his breath after my regular breathing had convinced him I was asleep. The Night the Bed Fell One night when Thurber crashes down from his army cot, Briggs comes to the immediate conclusion that the heavy headboard up in the attic had crashed down on the father, fatally injuring him. By midnight we were all in bed. When she went to bed she piled, where she could get at them handily, all the shoes there were about her house. We later heard ominous creakings as he crawled into bed.
I made my mask a broken bed because it represents the worry going on throughout the story. Roy pulled the attic door open, with a mighty jerk, and father came down the stairs, sleepy and irritable but safe and sound. His brother Herman thought that their mother was hysterical. He had been accustomed to setting an alarm clock to ring at intervals until morning, but I persuaded him to abandon this. This, in fact, is precisely what happened, about two o'clock in the morning.
What is Briggs Beall narrator's cousin nervous about? Example Mask Paragraph Characterization: methods authors use to create a character's personality Irony simple definition : A statement or event that is assumed to mean something, but actually represents something else. After a while the incident gets sorted out and mother who was quite optimistic in nature concludes and feels safe that her father-in-law was not at home. My mother began to weep when she saw him. The dog, who never did like Briggs, jumped for him—assuming that he was the culprit in whatever was going on—and Roy had to throw Rex and hold him. I wear the mask by putting the sheets over my face, while the bed is literally broken over my head. Mother predicted the bed would fall and kill the father while he slept.
Use details from the sections to support your ideas. Still, it did take place. He leaped out of bed and groped toward the open window, but he came up against one that was closed. With a low moan, he grasped the glass of camphor. In either case he would not respond to her tugging and pulling, so that presently she would arise, tiptoe to the door, open it slightly and heave a shoe down the hall in one direction and its mate down the hall in the other direction.
He slept in my room and I told him that I was such a light sleeper that if anybody quit breathing in the same room with me, I would wake instantly. My bed was an iron cot, one of those affairs which are made wide enough to sleep on comfortably only by putting up, flat with the middle section, the two sides which ordinarily hang down like the sideboards of a drop-leaf table. In the Night The Bed Fell, what is the father's reaction to the scene he discovers when he opens the attic door? Mother Briggs Beall Structure Thurber Style Anticlimax, sequence of events, small details of people not of consequence how does it fit in with whole book? Father caught a cold from prowling around in his bare feet but there were no other bad results. His father concluded that everyone was making a racket because the house was on fire. Father, farthest away and soundest sleeper of all, had by this time been awakened by the battering on the attic door.
He decided that the house was on fire. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. The camphor was so strong and suffocating that he beat out the glass in a window to get fresh air. Then there was Aunt Sarah Shoaf, who never went to bed at night without the fear that a burglar was going to get in and blow chloroform under her door through a tube. On these occasions he was usually gone six or eight days and returned growling and out of temper, with the news that the Federal Union was run by a passel of blockheads and that the Army of the Potomac didn't have any more chance than a fiddler's bitch. About two in the morning, the author rolled to the side of his army cot, and it flipped over on top of him. This eventually leads to chaos in the house as everyone is concerned about something or another.