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The Romance Of A Busy Broker

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The Romance of a Busy Broker by O. Henry
Short story
Analysis
produced by the student Sorocian Liudmila gr.LAE16M
The story under analysis was written by the american writer O.Henry, whose real name was William Sydney Porter. His short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings. O.Henry wrote about ordinary people: clerks, policemen or waitresses, many of his stories take place in New York.
The title of the story is suggestive, because we can predict that the story will be about the love and feelings of the very busy broker.
It is the story about a busy town, in which there is no time for rest and getting ...view middle of the document...

It is like hurricanes, landslides, snowstorms, glaciers and volcanoes but in an office. And during this crazy morning time Mr. Pitcher misunderstands his boss and call for a replacement stenographer to replace Miss Leslie . Until Mr.Maxwell finds out and gets upset, telling to clerk that Miss. Leslie will hold the job of stenographer until she can not anymore.
The story reaches its climax when lunch hour for the office comes around and Mr. Maxwell understands that he is in love with Miss. Leslie. He asks her to marry him and find out that they got married the previous night at a small church around the corner from the office.
Reading the story we come across 3 main characters: Harvey Maxwell, Miss Leslie, and Mr. Pitcher. O Henry describes the main character as a busy and hard-working person. When Harvey gave greeting to Pitcher, his clerk, he was in a hurry. Every second, every minute, every hour, and every day, Harvey was lack of time. It was proven when he run into his desk and did his daily work. The author shows that Harvey was in a stressful condition. His desk was crowded. He also became impersonal and brusque. He could become impatient when he had to talk with other people. Harvey is just like a machine with a number of phone calls regarding selling and buying of shares.He could ignore his work for a while when he attracted a beautiful woman. However, Harvey still forced Miss Leslie to answer his proposal quickly because he had so much to do. Even while making a proposal he is in a hurry...We have no detailed description of Maxwell, but with the help of indirect characterization the author reveals the character's personality through his words, doings, interactions with others. In order to impose on the reader his attitude towards the character of the broker the author uses numerous amount of metaphors: "plunged into the great heap of letters and telegrams waiting there for him", "the machine sitting at that desk was no longer a...

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