As a result people are misled by appearances, not recognizing truth, reality, and making fools of themselves. The author contrasts two worlds: that of young people and that of adults. This is especially true when their humdrum characters are contrasted with the quick wit and exciting world Vera creates all on her own.
There was no real action for these characters to partake in. He does not interfere for any comments or reflections of the events and does not help the readers to form their own impressions and make their own judgements. Exactly this can be regarded as the theme of the short story.
So the atmosphere itself is quite tense. We cannot even imagine that we are victims of the very same hoax that Vera perpetrates on Mr.
The structure of the story is actually that of a story-within-a-story. His poem will be the basis of the discussion of this brief essay.
The story itself is therefore an imagined world that inverts the normal power between adult and children, and casts Vera as the holder of truth and power through her trickery and Framton as the powerless, gullible adult.