Author: Gail Helgason. ‘Bluffing’ deals with the relationship of two twenty – something people and an encounter they have with a grizzly bear in. Bluffing-Short Story Summary – Free download as Word Doc .doc), PDF File Bluffing – Gail Helgason Genre: Contemporary realistic fiction ‘Bluffing’ deals with . Bluffing- Gail Helgason By P. Baburaj, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of English, Sherubtse college, Bhutan Author of: Language and writing, DSB Publication Thimphu.

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Gabriella failed to understand Liam. Both the major characters — Liam and Ehlgason — are bluffing to each other in the story.

She too keeps smiling at him as long as she was present there. Gabriella cannot be trusted.

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Hrlgason she sees Merlin- she remembers how she taught Liam to spot wildlife. A mode of expression, through words verbal irony or events irony of situationconveying a reality different from and usually opposite to appearance or expectation. At time Gabriella feels Liam is coming closer to her through his activities such as giving astonishing surprises for her.

Extravagant- in spending all his money to buy boots, jacketsetc, outdoor gear Ambitious- wants to see his pictures in the glossy Magazines. It refers to plot technique in which a writer plans clues that hints at what is going to happen later in the plot.

Liam is unpredictable and a difficult person to understand. Moreover, the time has come for Gabriella to sign a lease as a tenant for one more gaail.


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She on the other hand thought the bear was coming straight for her. This is just a sample.

A writer may say the opposite of what he means, create a reversal between expectation and its fulfillment, or give the audience knowledge that a character lacks, making the character’s words have meaning to the audience not perceived by the character. The language is helgzson, the characters realistic, and the style is contemporary. Maybe he did as he claimed or maybe he is simply bluffing. As they mount upward towards the lake they are thrilled by the sight of the valley down below.

It also presents a picture of degrading and weakening commitment in relationship and family life in the western culture and society.

Examples of Flashback used in the story: The duo have few amazing helggason as they ascend: The day they start hiking towards the lake, everything seems to be conducive.

Bluffing: Grizzly Bear and Best All-around Story

The bear instead of pouncing on Gabriella started pursuing Liam. Clever and selfish- trick the two young men. In front of the grizzly, she exhibits her blffing of mind and courage. Liam gives a pleasant surprise to Gabriella by taking out some scrumptious food items from his lunch pack. Gabriella starts feeling helpless and is angry. The youngsters are frightened when they are informed that the lake helgwson infested with Grizzly bears. Waiting in the hospital- she remembers the morning three weeks ago.


On the way to Lake Liam bluffed those two young men by telling the false story about the Grizzly which had killed an Elk. Gabriella versus Gabriella – Man versus Man [Self].

Much of what happens at the lake is foreshadowed in earlier scenes. Again we find her bluffing to some extent when she says that she gial coming to the hospital to see Liam every day. Unknown Woman by Rabindranath Tagore. She is encouraged further when Liam consents to go for the hike along with her for the day. Get custom essay sample written according to your requirements Urgent 3h delivery guaranteed Order Now.

She is very clever and resourceful. Gabriella knows that if she runs, the Grizzly will come and pounce upon her. Helgasob in family life and adult relationship is the most prominent theme of the story. But we see the height of bluffing when we find Gabriella pulling her chair close to Liam, hold his hand and give him a broad smile though she is finds it very difficult to believe what Liam had said and also to bear bluffihg sight of his horribly scarred face.