Deconstructing H.H. Munro Saki's 'The Open Window': A Critical Study

Authors

  • Ruchika Singh Assistant Professor (English), Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31305/rrijm.2022.v07.i04.016

Keywords:

Critical Study, Literary Theory, Satire, Irony, Narrative Techniques

Abstract

This critical study offers an in-depth examination of H.H. Munro, known as Saki's, renowned short story, "The Open Window." Employing various analytical lenses, including literary theory and narrative techniques, the investigation dissects the story's themes, characters, and underlying subtext. The analysis scrutinizes Saki's satirical and ironic narrative style, unveiling the intricate layers of deception and illusion experienced by the protagonist, Framton Nuttel. By deconstructing the narrative, this study reveals how Saki masterfully employs wit and humor to craft an engaging tale with profound implications, offering readers a deeper appreciation of the story's richness and complexity.

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Published

15-04-2022

How to Cite

Singh, R. (2022). Deconstructing H.H. Munro Saki’s ’The Open Window’: A Critical Study. RESEARCH REVIEW International Journal of Multidisciplinary, 7(4), 109–114. https://doi.org/10.31305/rrijm.2022.v07.i04.016