Short story.....Kann jemand mir darüber ne summary schreiebn

  • “Mary Dilworth. The Factory“

    The Factory
    I have always hated the factory. It has a gaunt steel frame like a skeleton. I've often imagined it
    without its red bricks, just an etching of black against a red sky.
    Of course, I've never said anything about this to anyone. Especially to Eric. You see, he
    5 loves the factory. He would like to put up his sign in those flashing neon lights that the city firms
    can afford. He saw a rainbow once over a petrol station there. I think he would have sold almost
    anything to have one of those on his roof.
    Every day he is up early. He sings in the shower and eats his breakfast quietly. He always reads
    the business section of the newspaper, then quarters it neatly.
    10 His days are like that. In four parts.
    The first is the morning, which I've mentioned. Then there's the day at the factory.
    That's in two: the morning and the afternoon. He uses the telephone to tell me when it's time for lunch. Just
    two rings. That's his code. Then five minutes later he's at the door, letting himself in.
    He reads at lunch, usually one of the classics. He didn't have much education.
    15 In fact, that's why I met him. We worked at the same factory, ten miles out of town. It
    manufactured shoes and boots. I was the boss's secretary, and Eric worked the floor.
    I'll always remember that first day. He was nervous, tried not to show it, but his hands shook.
    His hair was brown, his eyes were brown, and the factory overalls were brown. He almost faded
    into the background of brown leather shoes. Which was quite funny at the time.
    20 But I was describing his day. And he's not brown any more. Streaks of gray and a balding patch
    which he rakes over, spreading the hairs thinly across it. And he wears a suit. Usually gray, with a
    red handkerchief in the pocket. I suppose his eyes are still the same color, but I can't tell you. If
    you asked me, 1 just couldn't tell you.
    I did notice they were red tonight, which was unusual, but then the whole day was different.
    25 As though the four quarters came together and just rolled away.
    I could draw the second half of his day with my eyes closed.
    In the afternoon, he has a cup of tea in his office, then he works until six o'clock.
    Two rings on the telephone mean he's coming home for dinner. He has a good appetite and
    enjoys his food.
    30 In the evening he likes quiet. He always says that after such a busy day at the factory, he
    needs to sit and think. Which he does, with his eyes closed, his elbow on the chair, and his thumb
    and one finger pressed against his forehead. Or sometimes he just sits and stares into space.
    Eric always goes to bed early. He feels fresh then for the next day.
    But now the next day won't come. It won't be Eric's day, and his eyes are red. I've never seen
    35 him cry before.
    I said this day was different. It's night now, and soon the dawn will come. In the night, the sky
    was red. A brilliant red. That was beautiful. Black against red. Like a devil with horns or the
    final crashing chords of a great concerto.
    I loved it. Black skeleton of steel in a fiery night. Of course the fire brigade came. I didn't call
    40 them. It was beautiful just watching the sky burning. I don't think I will ever forget it. Eric was
    They came to tell us as soon as they arrived. Eric knew straight away it was all over.
    I love the night. Sometimes I stay up for hours, savoring it. The stars and that great arc of sky.
    The immense pattern, the changing moods of wind.
    45 Tonight it was special. It was different. And I feel very tired. But happy. An exhilarated feeling, a
    prickling right down my spine.
    Nobody knows how the fire started. Accidental, they say. It happens all the time.

    1 gaunt very thin - frame here: interior structure made of bars - 2 brick stone used for building houses -
    etching picture printed from a metal plate; here: outline - 9 to quarter to fold up twice, to a quarter of its size -
    neat tidy, careful - 16 to work the floor (AE) to have a job as an ordinary worker - 18 to fade here: to
    20 streak [i:l long stripe - gray (AE) grey (BE) - balding beginning to lose the hair on the head - patch spot -
    21 to rake over to cover - 31 elbow the part of the arm connecting the upper and lower half - thumb the short
    thick finger that is set apart from the other four - 32 forehead the part of the face above the eyes and below the
    hair - 38 chord Akkord - 42 straight away at once - 43 to savor (AE)/savour (BE) to enjoy - arc part of a
    circle, curve - 44 immense very large - pattern regularly repeated form (Muster)- 45 exhilarated very happy
    and excited - 46 spine row of bones down s.o.'s back that supports the body - 47 accidental not intended

  • mal was von mir: - Welche Klasse bist du denn?

    The short story "The Factory" by Mary Dilworth is about two people that work in a factory. The both characters have a completly different attitude towards the work at the factory. The female I-narrator explains that she hates her work, whereas Eric who is certainly the husband of the I-narrator likes his work. Eric is described as a very conservative man who has a very regular routine of the day. He gets up early every morning, reads the business section of the newspaper, gives her wife a call from the factory when he would like to have lunch and at 6 o'clock he has dinner. Every day the same procedure.
    Some years before, Eric was making shoes, when he met his wife. Now he works in an office and wears a suit every day. Obviously his job at the factory is the most important thing in his life. Because of his daily routine, the reader gets the impression that there is tension between him and his wife. They don't seem to talk often. He is indifferent to her needs. That seems to be the reason why she started hating the factory.
    But at one night, the factory is on fire. The reader does not know whether the I-narrator is responsible for the fire, but it gets clear that the I-narrator feels happy and exhilarated. It propably will change the relationship towards her husband.

  • hmmm das ist leider keine summary ..erstens zu lang und da sind vermutungen drin eine summary dürfen nur fakten stehn ..aber trotzdem danke ....ich bin in der 10ten ...sag mal wo steh eig. das er in einem office arbeitet ??
    und mir ist auch nicht ganz klar das die fabrik brennt ....

  • und achja ..the storie is about .....danach muss das thema kommen ...also ich weiß nicht was das thema dieser geschichte sein könnt

  • The short story "The Factory" by Mary Dilworth is about a unintimate relationship.
    The both main characters ,Eric and the female I-narrator have a completly other view to the fabric in wich they work .Eric loves the fabric,but she doesn`t. The I-narrator tells about Erics routine days ,every day the same pocedure , wake up early ,have a breakfast , work in the fabric ,come home to eat and go to bed .Also she tells about the fact that one night when all things was differnt the fabric starts to burn .The fire brigade came but she doesn`t call them .

  • eigentlich is die gut...nur schade, dass fabric nicht fabrik heisst! ;-)

  • Haaaalllooo =) Also das wäre voooll nett wenn ihr vielleicht beurteilen könntet wie ihr meine Summary zu der Kurzgeschichte findet :)

    The short story "The Factory" from Mary Dilworth is about a man whos' job is more important to him than his wife and loses his job one day caused by a fire in the factory.
    The story is told in the I-perspective of Eric's wife. She explains that every day is equal and that her husband lives just for his job. She is very upset about this. Although they got to know in the factory, she hates it, because the factory wins more and more favour about her husband.
    But one day is different to the others. The factory catches fire and Eric's wife is happy about this, because she knows that this will finally change their relationship.

    Viele liebe Grüße schon mal im Vorraus :)

  • Kann mir jemand helfen:(
    wir haben so ne aufgabestellung bekommen ich weiss nicht wie ich das machen soll.. The Factory.. Analyze the relationship between husband and wife. Explain how stylistic devices, the atmosphere, the choice of words etc. convey anything about the feelings and thoughts of the narrator.

    Bitte helfen..

  • das is eig. ganz einfach also sow ie ich das vefrstehe musst du was über die atmosphäre,die wortwahl und die gefühle und die gedanken vom erzähler schreiben
    das mit den stylistic devices versteh ich selber nicht sry :?
    ich hoffe ich konnte dir eim bisschen weiterhelfen :)

  • ja vielen dank für dein antwort
    ich werd es jetz irgends wie machen^^

  • In einer Zusammenfassung dürfen Wörter wie I-narrator (oder point of view) nicht vorkommen.