Justify the title of the short story “The Angel in Disguise” by T S Arthur.

QuestionsJustify the title of the short story “The Angel in Disguise” by T S Arthur.
Pritam Sarkar asked 4 months ago

Comment on the appropriateness of the title of the short story ‘The Angel in Disguise’ by T.S.Arthur.

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 4 months ago

Arthur’s story “An Angel in Disguise” is all about a little crippled orphan girl called Maggie and how she brought back joy and happiness to the childless Thompson family. Though she was a sick, helpless, and miserable child at the beginning of the story, in the end she filled the lives of Joe and Jane Thompson with the “sunshine of love”. Maggie turned out to be an angel in disguise for the Thompson family. 
 
Again, When the girl was unattended after her mother’s death and was in a sad state, Joe Thompson reached to her as an angel in disguise, took her to his home and gave her a completely new life. 
 
From both angles, the title is symbolic and suggestive of the theme of the story. Thus, the title of the story “An Angel in Disguise” is just and apt.

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