Fiction Analysis Writing on a Short Story
, Book Report/Review
...Angela’s story unfolds around a great, intertwined theme of trust, hope, and fear, where all three emotions battle one another for dominance in her mind. These themes are present for her in a physical sense, such as fear of falling, as well as in a spiritual sense, such as fear of betraying God. Many passages throughout the story point to Angela’s basic beliefs about these themes, and others showcase her struggle with them. But among the three battling feelings, fear is the greatest and most powerful one in Angela’s life. Angela’s family’s act, the high wire pyramid, creates circumstances for all three of these themes. The very delicate balance of the act requires great trust... ? In “Fallen Angel”,...