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Essay about The Demon Lover, An Investigation

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In "The Demon Lover," by Elizabeth Bowen, Kathleen Drover returns to London from her house in the country so as to gather some things that she and her husband had left through the bombings of the war. It is a humid, rainy day in late August along with also her recognizable street is now largely abandoned. The caretaker of her house is supposed to be out of town for a week and her arrival is presumed unknown. Mrs. Drover enters the aged musty home and discovers a letter addressed to herself and it is marked with the present date. Curious to know if the caretaker is back in town and a little annoyed by the letter appearing to have no urgency to be sent to her, then she proceeds upstairs to her old bedroom to see it. In absolute shock and complete horror, Mrs, Drover understands that the letter is from her deceased fianc& in twenty-five decades back. The letter is composed of a threatening tone and is quite vague but describes a promise that she made to him and it's apparent that he intends to fulfill her in the "agreed upon hour" to meet the promise. She cannot remember what promise she had made was nor had any idea of what time he planned to fulfill, but she, in a panic of dread, flees the home. She proceeds to visit the city square where she might be safe and hails a cab. Mrs. Drover gets into the cab that almost seems to be waiting for her and as the driver turns to look back through the trailer her jaw falls open and she proceeds to scream and helplessly beat on the glass. The driver then speeds off on the deserted street and carries her away. We're led to think that the driver is indeed the demonic lover that has captured her and moving to force the promise to be fulfilled. Through this bone chilling suspenseful story, Bo...

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