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The Painted Door Prezi
Transcript of The Painted Door Prezi
: Protagonist- Ann feels lonely due to her role as the farmer's wife. Being alone due to the blizzard has driven her insane and thinking her husband has treated her wrong.
: John is Ann's loyal husband who leaves her at home to check up on his father during the blizzard. He has given up his youth by working hard to provide a better future for Ann.
: Antagonist - Steven is a friend of John who visits the house to keep Ann company. In ann's eyes, Steven is the opposite of her husband.
The painted door can symbolize many things. The fact that John and Anne"s relationship is falling apart, Ann decides to paint the door to cover something up. Maybe she is denying that things are not what she expected them to be therefore she wants to deny her unhappiness and her urge for disloyalty. Usually doors symboliz the beginnging or the end of something. In this story it symbolizes the relationship.
The story takes place on a farm in the prairies during an awful snow storm. The setting (snow storm) is important to the overall story because it helps bring out the character's traits.
-The farmer's wife Ann of seven years is left alone during a blizzard by her husband who promised to return later that day.
-She begins to go about her routine trying to remain calm.
-To preserve the monotony she begins to paint the bedroom door.
-Her husband and her mutual friend, Steven, comes though the storm to eat dinner and play cards.
-She beings to compare Steven to her husband and convincing herself of her husband's flaws and Steven's positive attributes.
-Ann justifies sleeping with Steven by pretending he is her husband.
-Ann wakes up next to Steven in the morning regretting her decision with her husband still missing.
-Later that day, Ann's husband is found frozen to death with paint on his hand
Point of View
-In the POV of Ann
- third-person omniscient point of view
John wants nothing but for Ann to be happy but in the end she cheats on him and he kills himself
-Insanity from seclusion
Man Vs Self
Ann is having a hard time being alone and is unsure with what she wants.
Man Vs Nature
Ann is kept away from her husband because of the blizzard.
Man Vs Self
Ann cannot cope with the loneliness of being a farmers wife and is trying to find what she truly wants of her life
About the Author
James Sinclair Ross was born on January 22nd, 1908 in Shellbrook Saskatchewan. And he died on February 29 1996 in Vancouver BC
He wrote a lot of stories about life on the prairies of Canada during the great depression and set a precedent for prairie fiction.
He won the order of Canada in 1992 at the age of 84
He a was a successful banker for his entire career
There is a monument of him in the town of Indian Head with a full size bronze statue of him
-Ann's idea for Steven to come bring her company while John is away
-Ann putting on a special dress for when Steven is there
-The shadow that appears from the door and then vanishes