Long Walk to Forever

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the short story, " Long walk to forever ", Kurt Vonnegut Jr places many ironic situations that are apparent to the reader. Throughout the story, us readers are able to perceive the love between Newt and Catherine as blind, ever since childhood, up to one week before Catherine's wedding. One can evaluate the rekindle of their love and their true emotions. Many ironic situations unfold as the story proceeds and clues are given in conclusion of the two character's finalized happily ever after. During their childhood, Vonnegut states that there was never any talk of love, just a playful and comfortable warmth between the two. Ironically, when the time comes when Catherine is getting married, is the time where both Newt and Catherine decide to express their love for each other. In the beginning of the story, Catherine claims that she is too busy planning her wedding and can't take a walk. Regardless of her farewells and excuses, us readers can see that she truly does love him enough to walk through the infinite colonnade of woods. Also, she does not feel guilty that she allowed Newt to kiss him and felt no guilt even though she is about to get married.Despite Catherine dismissing Newt's perceptions of her, she still ends up in his arms at the end of the story. In the story, she says (2) " I'm extremely fond of you as a friend, but it's just too late." And when she admits that women aren't very clever at hiding love and Newt starts to see love. She emphasizes that she does indeed love him but it's just too late to come to the consensus. Us readers immediately pick up the love Newt has for Catherine. Near the end of the story, another aspect of irony is used which concludes that Catherine adores Newt. She adores him as he is sleeping ,but Newt is unaware. In the end of the story, Catherine and the reader know that she would have no choice but to run to Newt if he called for
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