In “The Judge’s Wife” the author, Isabel Allende, uses a variety of techniques to
make full use of the limited space within her short story. By using strong imagery,
providing a background, providing believable human actions, and examining justice, M.
Allende creates a piece readers can understand to the point of empathy. Because her
short story examines human behavior in respect to passions, justice, and emotion (love)
in a plausible manner one
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of the character. The author adds another dimension
to the side of her main character by including background history. In combining all of
these tools the characters are given a realistic overtone that makes this short story easy
for the reader to consume and enjoy.
Allende, Isabel; “The Judge’s Wife;” The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature
(Fourth Edition); pg 422- 427; Bedford Books; Boston, MA; 1997
Shelly, Mary; Frankenstein; Penguin Group; New York, New York; 1983