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A Short Story: Being Followed

It had been two years and 4 months since it had happened, the bomb dropped on the 11th June 1999. The Murdoch family had retreated to their shelter on the same day. Jonathon Murdoch, the father, had prepared the shelter many years in advance, being of the apprehensive type. He had worked for a large […]

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“The Possibility of Evil”

In this essay I will examine Shirley Jackson’s use of setting in her short story, “The Possibility of Evil. ” I will discuss why Jackson’s choice of a small town setting is crucial to understanding the plot of her story. I will also consider her implications about the nature of evil and will demonstrate how […]

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Penalty Fare

If you have done everything wrong in your relationship, one day you know that it’s the last chance you’ll ever get to do it right, and then you miss it by an accident. Then it will hurt, you’ll get angry and frustrated, and you will say that it is not fair. Then you forget that […]

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The Fugitive – Short Story

It’s such a cold night. The air is still and freezing and the streetlight provides no warmth, simply a harsh pool of sterile light. Underneath the light she’s huddled, sucking as much heat as she can out of her only cigarette. Her hands shake as she brings it up to her pale lips, takes one […]

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Mrs tall and Mr short

In the short story of Mrs tall and Mr short we did many different still images to portray the image and message of the scene, we used many different levels and a lot of space to help do this. Still images are very useful because still images can be used to express an emotion, thought […]

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Short Story Analysis

“Any spare change, Guvnor? ‘ the young girl cried, “Any change to spare? ” The gentleman pushed away her hand and hurried on, huddled in his frog jacket for protection against the wind like a tortoise huddles in its shell. It was cold and her ragged clothes did nothing to keep out the hard winter […]

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First Flight

It was early hours of the morning that we had to get up, when it was still dark and damp. We had to be in the airport for half past four. Which wasn’t so bad as all we had to do was get dressed and be ready for the taxi, because we got all our […]

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Commentary on Short Story

For our AS course work we were given the task of creating a short story for a target audience of our choice. The short story that I have decided to write is aimed at younger children, more specifically children within the region of five to eight years old. Having a younger brother myself, who is […]

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The Dubliners – “Far From Home”

“Far From Home” is written in the third person and is a character-driven story. Free indirect discourse has been used to make the reader relate to the character. This technique allows the audience to gain insight into the character’s thoughts feelings and dilemmas without using the first person narrative. Examples of when Joyce uses free […]

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Dubliners – Eveline and her Parents

In Eveline Joyce portrays two generations, namely Eveline and her parents. Unlike the narrators in the previous stories, Eveline is an adult but the entrapment of the narrators remains constant with her. The main treatment of the young is of Eveline by her father. Her father, an alcoholic, abuses his daughter, “Even now, though she […]

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Dubliners Short Stories

This refers to the style of the short stories in Dubliners. Each of the fifteen stories are written in this way. The first few stories refer to the specific theme of childhood, and they are all narrated by children. The fact that ‘nothing is unnecessary’ means that all of the information in the story is […]

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The Step Not Taken

In the essay “The Step Not Taken” by Paul D’Angelo, the narrator takes the reader on his personal journey to find a satisfactory way to respond to another’s suffering. This story follows the basic plot structure of a monomyth: the separation, the struggle and initiation and the return and reintegration. In the beginning of the […]

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When Mr Pirzada Came to Dine

In Jhumpa Lahiri’s “When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine,” she explores the theme of being a strange in a foreign land, even showing that those who call a land home can feel disconnected at times as well. For Mr. Pirzada, America is a great big mystery to him. Many of the cultural practices described throughout […]

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A Rose For Emily Example #2

William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” is one of his most widely read short stories. There is necrophilia, the privilege of the aristocracy, insanity, and murder. When reading critical accounts of Faulkner’s work, many scholars dispute the main conflict at the heart of the story. Indeed, there are many: The first and most obvious is […]

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Lack of Mother’s Love Leads to Self Destruction in D. H. Lawrence’s The Rocking Horse Winner

D. H. Lawrence’s short story “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” portrays Paul, the young son of a poor British family who equate luck with money and money with love, consequently he misunderstands what is required to be considered successful and to find affection. His mother is a self absorbed spendthrift whose general coldness infuses Paul with desperation […]

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An Exploration of Faith Regained in Raymond Carver’s Cathedral

The short story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver is perhaps best understood as an allegory. On its surface, the story is about one man’s discomfort at being confronted with a person afflicted with a disability he does not understand, only to ultimately overcome this initial uneasiness by finally learning how to accept the blind man he […]

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The Character of the Ratcatcher

The Ratcatcher is a short story written by the very famous Roald Dahl. Dahl was always fascinated with rats as shown in his other books such as “Boy” and “The Witches. ” The Ratcatcher revolves around one character who is, quite obviously, a rat catcher. He is a very unusual person with strange behaviour and […]

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Analysis Footnote to Youth

1. Explain the title. In what way is it suitable to the story? Footnote to youth is the title of the story. It is said that it is a footnote to youth because it is abrief reminder for the Filipinos especially the youth of what a real life could be today. It also indicatesthe sources […]

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Of Hearts and Hands by O’ Henry

Have you ever lied to someone so you would not be embarrassed? In the short story, “Hearts and Hands” by O Henry, there is a character who gets on a train on his way to jail. He unexpectedly sits across from an old friend of his named Miss Fairchild who recognizes him. Mr. Easton got […]

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Afro-Asian Term Paper

As early as 300 B.C., India had already produced a considerable body of literature written in several Indian tongues derived from a common ancestral language-Sanskrit. The earliest known literature of India is a collection of tradition handed down by word of mouth. These traditions are known as the Vedas. These contain hymns addressed to the […]

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The Father Hugh Garner

1. The word ‘father’ is commonly understood as a male parent to an offspring. 2. Children may expect their father to spend time with them, play with them, care for them, and protect them. After Reading 1. John Purcell’s goal is to reconnect with his son. Over the past year, they have been drifting apart […]

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The Latin Deli

1. Select 5 stories and then create a character analysis on each main and favorite character. Dear Joaquin: In this letter, the depressive angst is almost surely palpable. Olga is hopelessly in love. It seems a man took her virginity, her purity, and left her in an anxious state of expectancy. A one night stand […]

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