Conflict within My Life & Hard Times (Ch. 5-9). By Jero R., Ryan C., Axel C. & Vivian Y. September 9, 2014. Thesis.
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By Jero R., Ryan C., Axel C. & Vivian Y.
September 9, 2014
In chapters 5-9 of My Life and Hard Times, James Thurber employs a variety of rhetorical devices to exaggerate seemingly insignificant conflicts with authority figures and his family into larger affairs, to make humor of otherwise melancholy events during his life.
Chapter 7: “Muggs went up the backstairs and down the front-stairs and had me cornered in the living room. I managed to get up onto the mantelpiece above the fireplace, but it gave way and came down with a tremendous crash throwing a large marble clock, several vases, and myself heavily to the floor.” (58)
Thurber, James. My Life and Hard Times. New York: Perennial
Classics, 1999. Print.