how did narrater come to know atlast she was right that it was dorling's house

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the narrator came to know this because from the moment mrs dorling opened her door, the narrator saw that she was wearing her mother's old cardigan . when she came to check on the house later , mrs dorlings daughter,opened the door and from the hallway to the sitting room everything that once belonged to her mother was kept either as a decor piece or was used , even their slightly burned tablecloth was used. that is how she came to know that she was at the right place

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how did the author recognized that the women whowas on the door were Mrs. Dorling ?

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The author however was convinced initially that she was at wrong address, however on looking at the green cardigan worn by the lady at the door she at once recognized her mother's hand knitted cardigan as well well the true colors of the lady.

The author however was convinced initially that she was at wrong address, however on looking at the green cardigan worn by the lady at the door she at once recognized her mother's hand knitted cardigan as well as the true colors of the lady.

The author however was convinced initially that she was at wrong address, however on looking at the green cardigan worn by the lady at the door she at once recognized her mother's hand knitted cardigan as well as the true colors of the lady.


what is the message of the lesson ?

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Although ostensibly a very sad story about loss and regret emanating from the persecution of the Dutch Jews during the Second World War, like The Diary of Anne Frank it also more intimately speaks to the personal challenges we all must face as individuals in resolving crisis in our own lives. The story relays events before and after the war as the female narrator attempts to confront her past as she visits "the address" where her family's past belongings were "stored," a non-Jewish neighbour's house. On a deeper level, the story is a commentary on memories and remembering - on what is worth remembering and what is worth forgetting: things "lose their value when you see them again, torn out of context…" As a way of teaching epiphany and mature perspective, as well as the role of historical background/context in reading, this story should prove invaluable for young people.

From http://www.enotes.com/classic-american-short-stories/q-and-a/what-message-short-story-quot-address-quot-by-27523

The story relays events before and after the war as the female narrator attempts to confront her past as she visits "the address" where her family's past belongings were "stored," a non-Jewish neighbour's house. On a deeper level, the story is a commentary on memories and remembering - on what is worth remembering and what is worth forgetting: things "lose their value when you see them again, torn out of context…" As a way of teaching epiphany and mature perspective, as well as the role of historical background/context in reading, this story should prove invaluable for young people.

From http://mindzinger.com/answers/question/2296


give a short character sketch of mrs. dorling

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_Mrs Dorling was a very shrewd and cunning lady, who was double faced as well. She pretended to be very caring and thoughtful towards narrator and her family but her real intentions were revealed when she was confronted by the narrator many years later. She wished and expected narrators family to be killed during the war so that she could take over all their belongings. Indeed she was very materialistic, however she did not have a very good sense of taking care of things and decor of her house. Although she wanted those things to be with her, but never took care of them as much as narrator's mother used to take, which was very evident by the facts stated in the story about the conditions about things.


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