The Dinner Party - The Dinner Party Summary & Analysis

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Summary

The Dinner Party is related by a third person narrator, focusing on the perspective of the main character, an unnamed husband. Within the first paragraph, the husband expressed his displeasure with his wife’s friendship with her oldest friend. This was partly due to him being worried that their relationship would hurt his wife but also because he was tired of having to have dinner parties with the friend and her husband. While his wife, Amy, was preparing the dinner, he complained to her about the predictability of their dinners with her friends. They then joked about strategies that they could use to shake up the dinner, like taking the wine their guests would bring and not opening it.

The husband expresses his boredom at the predictability of the big news Amy’s friends would tell them. It was obvious that they...

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