This story gave me a great acknowledge of literature. In other words, it gives great examples of literature devices and the author made such a amazing story. By including expansive narrative networks of genealogies as well as, tangential histories.
Now in days most of women and men can be free of do the same things like work together or express their feelings, do the same job in home and same deal. In my opinion I don't think that the fact of the writer was a woman affect the narrative, it helps to create drama and mysterious in the story
After reading your comment I agree only with the last part. The fact that the narrator was a women did create drama and mystery, but you have to remember this story was from the old times. In the old times men and women were not allowed to do the same things. I think men and women treated each other differently, as you can see from the Dad closing the door on the mom and child, I don't think a women would of been able to do that.
I feel that with the narrators tone of vice it gives the story a bit more mysterious and thus the spooky female tone. At the same time the female vice keeps the readers interested within the story.
In "The Old Nurse's Story" the author describes a haunting past that as the story said "What is done in youth can't be undone." Miss Grace also Miss Furnivall throughout the story has regrets of what she has done in her past and Miss Maudes portrait that is turned around shows that. Not only that but the Organ is used to symbolize how broken things were at that time.
I also think the broken organ represent how broken things were at that time, but it means more than that. The broken organ represents the different social classes and a metaphor of aristocracy. Yes an organ is expensive and fancy just like the high class, but since it was broken it shows how even the high classes are not perfect. They are not all the way there.
I belive that her gender did affect the story because she was able to have the opportunity to take care of Rosamond and basically act as her sister when her parents passed away. If she was a male she would've never been picked to be her nurse-maid but being a scholar and female did increase her opportunity to be part of Rosamond's life.
I agree with you on the idea that the nurse being who she was, as in having the proper skills, being an intelligent women, having some of an education, and mainly being a women is what affected the story. She has a lot of input on the family due to her intelligence I think.
I strongly agree with your comment. The story was to introduce women and the different social classes which is talking about the high class and working women. I believe if the narrator was a man the story would of gone completely different, because there was not really a problem at first with boys getting educated. Also if it would of been a man, they could of worded the story differently and maybe put women down in a way.
Based on the story, at first I got a little confused in the beginning but as I kept reading I realized the nurse Hester was telling the story of when she first became a nurse and all the events happening in the house to the daughter of Mrs.Rosamond, which was the kid Hestec took care for when she was little. And how Miss. Furnivall last words in the story said " What is done in youth can't be undone" refers to the guildness she still felt when she let her father kick her sister Miss Mauden and child out the house in the cold.
I can completely relate to your comment Alondra, because I also got confused in the beginning with so many ghosts and characters and who was the actually narrator. It took me more than just to read the story to actually get a good understanding on what was really going on and who was who. The nurse Hester is telling the story of what had happened to her when she had to go take care of the orphan Rosamond.
I strongly agree with Luis Villanueva about "The Old Nurse Story" how the Organ was symbolize how broken things were in that time, including corruption between the family. About the narrator tone of voice it doesn't affect the moral of the story because it gives a sense of mystery and drama.
In my opinion the narrator being a girl does give some type of affect to the narrative. I see this in a way where the ghostly story introduces the working women being educated and going a different road. The nurse of the story was a very educated young girl who got called up to take on like a babysitting job. They gave this job to her because they knew how responsible she was, and since she was not from a high class this job was perfect for her. Throughout the story you are exposed to a comparison of the different classes. This story is more than just an entertainment story, it shows the reality about social classes and aristocracy. Starting with the distance to get to the house representing the gap in social classes and the broken organ representing how the high classes are mostly broken, and the story continues with more examples.
The narrator's gender does affect the way that the story is told. Because the narrator is a female, she is constantly kept in the dark. She is blinded from the truth because she is inferior to Lord Furnivall and it isn't necessary for her to know what is going on. Since she is a nurse, she isn't kept in the loop as much as the other employees. Hester, the old nurse, is often skeptical about the organ and who the person playing the instrument is. Hester does not know of the family's unfortunate past in which Miss Grace betrayed her sister. I completely agree with you in saying that she is inferior due to the pyramid of social classes.
Hester, the Old Nurse, is unintentionally oblivious to the problems that lie inside the Furnivall Manor. She constantly wonders about the depressing sounds of the grand organ that she hears. What Hester doesn't know is that there is a ghost playing the organ in order to make the Furnivalls feel guilty for ostracizing Miss Furnivall for falling in love. Hester says she," opened the organ and peeped all about it and around it... I saw it was all broken and destroyed inside." This is an analogy for the Furnivall Manor itself. The organ is gilded, beautiful on the outside but its interior is destroyed, much like the Furnivall Manor.
The narrator had to be women because she had to be a housemaid women were the only used for works such as that. The fact that she was a female and knew how to read also gave the story an interesting factor to think about. In the time of the story women were not as smart as the narrator and rarely had the chance to get educated.