Essay on Short Story

Persuasion

Title – Elements of the Short Story By – Melanie Marchand Primary Subject – Language Arts Secondary Subjects – Language Arts Grade Level – 11-12 The Elements of the Short Story – Lesson 1 Short Story Unit Contents: Short Story Unit Overview Lesson 1 – Elements of the Short Story Lesson 2 – A Ghost […]

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The Rich Brother

The Rich Brother is a story concerning the two brothers, Pete and Donald, who live completely contrasting lives. Pete is very rich and has all the qualities of a good life. He has easy access to the resources of an average American family. On the other hand, Donald is poor and lives a simple life. […]

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“The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich

Introduction ‘‘The Red Convertible,’’ is the most anthologized short stories of Louise Erdrich, as is the second chapter of her unveiling novel Love Medicine. The author is able to use common characters and themes in compiling fourteen stories into one novel. In Erdrich’s series of novels, Love Medicine is considered to be the first novel […]

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Roses for Who

Faulkner’s extensive authorial power in “A Rose for ?mily” looms evident in the design of a large Southern gothic house, in the outline of three complex generations of a Southern community, and in the development of a plot that dutifully weaves and unweaves a mystery through a limited omniscient point of view. However, Faulkner also […]

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Hemingway’s ‘Hero Code’ in ‘Hills Like White Elephants’ and ‘A Clean Well-lighted Place’

Ernest Hemingway, alongside Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner and John Steinbeck, is a shining beacon of the American literary scene. He mastered both the novel as well as the short story forms. The scope of this essay is two of his short stories – Hills Like White Elephants and A Clean Well-Lighted Place. The two stories […]

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Livvie by Eudora Welty

Eudora Welty has made significant contributions to the cause of American literature. Born in 1909, she witnessed the causes and consequences of the Second World War, the Cold War and beyond. But her observations and insights into the collective American psyche during the twentieth century, especially that of the Southern states, would provide the material […]

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The Great Leapfrog Contest And

In the short stories, ‘The Good Corn’; written by H.E. Bates and ‘The Great Leapfrog Contest’; by William Saroyan techniques such as characters, point of view, setting and structure work together to explore the issue of personal conflict and establish tension between the main characters in each story. An examination of these techniques allow a […]

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Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

Both the lone Ranger and Tonto are symbols that show the white and National American identity correspondingly. The book here is lifestyle on the Native Americans who have been spending the rest of their lifespan in Spokane. There is a theme depicted by this book that tends to bring out the life and experiences of […]

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The Open Boat by Stephen Crane

Despite the unease it elicits, nature is indeed indifferent to human concerns. Western Civilization holds principles of fairness, justice and equality in high esteem. But a study of history would not reveal the triumph of these principles in any reasonable measure. Conversely, the forces of nature play a dominant role in determining the fates and […]

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Critical Analysis of The Storm by Kate Chopin

Kate Chopin in her short yet gripping story The Storm explores a plethora of turbulent emotions of the protagonists in the backdrop of an unexpected storm. Though dubbed a sequel to her earlier work “At the Cadian Ball” (1892) it shares little resemblance to Calixta’s daring. All through, there is an undercurrent of nascent feminism. […]

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Home – Iain Crichton Smith – How to Fail

What techniques does the author use to show what the word “Home” really means to the main character? Introduction A short story I have read and thoroughly enjoyed is “Home” by “lain Crichton Smith” I chose this short story because I found the authors’ style of writing interesting and the way he showed the characters’ […]

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Story of an Hour Kate Chopin Essay Sample

Kate Chopin’s The Story of An Hour is an challenging work that leaves the reader inquiring whether Louis Mallard’s waking up was religious or physical. Many critics like to pick one side of the statement and stick to it. nevertheless the reader must recognize that it is a combination of the two. In his essay […]

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Leslie Marmon Silko

“Leslie Marmon Silko is a famous novelist, poet, and short story writer whose work is primarily concerned with the relations between different cultures and between human beings and the natural world. ” [ (Fajardo-Acosta) ] Silko was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, under Laguna Pueblo, Plains Indians, and Anglo-American decent. Known as the Old Laguna, […]

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Mother Tongue

Rhetorical Analysis of “Mother Tongue” written by Amy Tan “So easy to read”(p. 4). Amy Tan ends her essay, “Mother Tongue” with this short and even grammatically wrong sentence. She tells us this mother’s brief review is a proof of success of her writing. Why does she think that easiness is an essence of her […]

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“Sweat” by Zoe Neale Hurston

Sweat How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours”. – Wayne Dyer . Whether you believe in karma or not in some cases it’s obvious that it does. Karma is when you are mean, self-serving things you do that will come back to get you, good or bad even if nobody […]

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Bailey in the Short Story

O’Connor delineates Bailey in the short story through brief exposition. However, his source of goodness is manifested throughout the narrative. The author reveals that the grandmother is an intruder in her son’s home (O’Conner 119). Prior to their departure on their road trip, John Wesley suggests she remains home implying she is not the acceptable […]

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Iron & Silk

Chapter 1 The first chapter describes the hassles four people have to go through to get to changsha china. Within the train stations and airports, they are trampled by different people clearly looking to make money off the ignorance of foreigners. The narrator is the main character and his motivation for being there is unclear. […]

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Reaction Paper – Fiction: Short Story

I read “The Woman Taken in Adultery” which is actually a chapter in the New Testament. The story is about how the scribes brought a woman (who committed adultery) in front of Jesus asking if she should be stoned. Instead, Jesus turned the tables on them and said, “He that is without sin among you, […]

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The Monkey’s Paw

The Monkey’s Paw Of all the horror short stories I have read “The Monkey’s Paw” by W. W Jacobs is by far the best for creating a suspenseful atmosphere/mood. I intend to show how W. W Jacobs creates this suspenseful atmosphere/mood through the analysis of setting, narrative, dialogue and character in order to deepen my […]

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The Civil Peace

Freshman English 102 [ 7 February 2012 ] Civic Peace In the story, the first major scene I felt that was important was when Jonathan used his family earnings to buy wine. His family picked mangoes near the military cemetery and sold them to the soldiers wives for some pennies. Jonathan uses the money to […]

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The Meaning of a Kiss

What a Kiss Means I recently read some interesting short stories titled The Kiss by Kate Chopin and Dante’s Inferno by Dante Alighieri. Both these stories are alike and different in different ways. A comparison of these two short stories is presented throughout this paper. Although, I enjoyed both stories one was easier to picture […]

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