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The Werewolf Experience
March 31, 2012
CBI Sr. English, Q1
" The Wife's Story” is a tale by Ursula K. Le Guin is a very surprising technology fiction tale that reverses the werewolf idea. A wolf turns into a man and scares the living daylights out of his wolf wife and wolf children. What makes this story interesting is that Votre Guin tips us, during much of the tale, into believing that the experience is about human beings.
Le Guin point was to make the complete story satrical because the visitor expects your spouse to be a hubby and for every person to be typical but then someone should rapidly realize that the family is a family group of wolves and that the husband is a werewolf. The story takes a view of how wolves might see a werewolf.
I believe Votre Guin chose to write this kind of story using a first person narrator because it is more efficient to the visitor. In the initially paragraph of The Wife's Story says, " I may believe it happened. I saw it happen but it really isn't authentic. It can't be. He was often gentle”. This shows the wife's emotions after the girl discovers her husband can be described as werewolf. The girl with confused and still feels every thing is a fantasy. Le Guin's choice of publishing this history in a first person narrative retains the reader interested and determined to keep studying.
The narrator's voice in The Wife's History affects how the reader responds to the story because of the strengthen the narrator uses showing her experience discovering her husband's top secret. In this history, Le Guin helps you relate to the wife and exactly how she was married to a werewolf , and without knowing it.