ANNE OF GREEN GABLES CHAPTER
CHAPTER 37: THE REAPER WHOSE NAME IS DEATH
Matthew dies after getting a heart attack. Anne and Marilla miss him and feel
empty without Matthew.
Anne wakes up in the middle of the night crying about Matthews death and
Marilla comes to comfort her.
Marilla hugs Anne and tells her that she loves her as much as Matthew did
even though sometimes Marilla may seem harsh.
A few days after Matthew’s death, Avonlea is back to normal.
Mrs. Allan and Anne talk about the events that have occurred in Anne's life
Marilla and Anne have a discussion about Gilbert and John Blythe.
The importance of family and love in relationships are the two major themes throughout
this chapter. Matthew passes away and it impacts both Anne and Marilla’s life.
Throughout this chapter, Marilla comforts Anne and it shows how much both of them
love each other, which is evident when Marilla says “Oh, Anne, I know I’ve been kind of
strict and harsh with you maybe-but you mustn’t think I didn’t love you as well as
Matthew did, for all that. I love you as dear as if you were my own flesh and blood
and you’ve been my joy and comfort ever since you came to Green Gables”
(Montgomery,292).Emphasizes that even if both of them aren't affectionate, they love
each other a lot. Also shows that Marilla has developed love and is becoming a
mother figure for Anne.
Personification is a figure of speech in which human characteristics are given to
objects and animals. It is used in chapter 37 in this passage “When the calm
night came softly down over Green Gables the old house was hushed and
tranquil” (Montgomery,290). Emphasizes that the author is saying the night is
calm, it came softly, and the old house was hushed. Which are characteristics
used to describe people.
Imagery is using text to create mental pictures . It is used in this chapter when