Short Stories

Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Young Goodman Brown” Goodman Brown was not asleep in this short story. As I read, I believed that Goodman did indeed meet the devil in the forest. If he had indeed dreamt about the trip he was sent on and meeting the devil, I think his nervousness would have been described in more […]

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Creation Ideas from the Enuma Elish and Genesis

Genesis and the Enuma Elish, both stories come from the very similar regions of the ancient world, but both very different in the ways and tasks of the newly created mankind. The Genesis coming from the early Jews and the Enuma Elish originating from the ancient Babylonians differ in both creation of humans and roles […]

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The Effect on People

When people find themselves in difficult situations some people given in and other people never give up. I have therefore chosen to explore the theme “Persevering in the face of Adversity” This theme is common in the short stories “Big Brother, Little Sister” by Witi Ihimaera and “Only A Woman” by Amel Benaboura and also […]

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Two Sisters and Siwash Rock

These two First Nations legends are similar in various ways. The Two Sisters and Siwash Rock are both superstitions that have transcended time. These stories have been narrated by the Natives which they in turn have received from their ancestors. They are legends that have been passed down from each generation to their descendants. The […]

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The Crucible Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

The essay I am writing today explains the roles of fear and persuasion in two different stories. One is “Sinners In The Hands of an Angry God”, a sermon written by Jonathan Edwards which tries to convince people to be more god allowing. The other being “The Crucible” written be Arthur Miller, which is a […]

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The story ‘Act of Faith’

The story ‘Act of Faith’ is one of the short stories in Irwin Shaw’s anthology of short stories titled ‘Five Decades’. There are 63 stories in the anthology which were written in a span of five decades, the time for which the title is derived.

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