Story Essay Examples

Pirate childrens story

Some called him a pirate, some called him a scoundrel, and some said he was the devil himself! His name was Jack and he had been a sailor and an adventurer for a long, long time. His body carried the scars of a hundred sword fights, a map of the marvelous travels he had, a […]

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“Trifles” and “The Story of an Hour”

“Trifles” by Susan Glasspel and “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin have a common strong theme based on marriage. Both stories show that the females have lost their identity in marriage. “Trifles” focuses on a woman, Mrs. Wright, who is suspected to have killed her husband, Mr. John Wright, under unclear circumstances. On […]

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The story of Baucis and Philemon

The story of Baucis and Philemon is one of the most compelling Greek myths of an old couple who receives reward for their compassion to strangers. People rejected and turned the strangers away, until the moment they went to a place where they where they receive a warm welcome by an old couple. The strangers […]

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A Comparison Of The Story Of An Hour

Kate Chopin’s “The Story of An Hour” depicts the life of Mrs. Mallard, who has just received the news of her husband’s death in a train accident. Instead of being aggrieved, however, Mrs. Mallard is relieved because her husband’s death frees her from his domination. However, it turns out later that the information about Mr. […]

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The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw

“The Pianist” is a book of memories, written by a famous Polish musician and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman about his life in German-occupied Warsaw in the period of 1939 to 1945. His entire family, including his parents, two sisters and brother, were killed by the German occupiers. The first publication of this book entitled “The Death […]

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Short Story Interpretation

The story is introduced by describing the appearance of the day. The writer explains how soothing the day appears, pointing out some features like the sky and also the air and giving them a description that subsequently builds up a picture of the reader with regard to the setting of the story. This given scenery […]

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Expectations Story by Katherine Boo

This paper presents a summary of the book “Public Administrations Concepts and Cases, ninth edition by Richard J. Stillman II”. It establishes why the author decides to use “Expectations” as the title of the story. In addition, it elucidates how these expectations influenced the final outcome of the reform agenda. Moreover, it looks at why […]

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Two Hours Stargazing

Cursing the bite of morning from atop his throne, as it prickles at his vulnerable ears, he pulls the collar of his jacket tighter, just to feel it retreat further down his neck, cowering from the cold. Senseless fingers withdraw up into folds of unsympathising` polyester, as toes wriggle feebly in his trainers, in a […]

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Miss Jane and I

This article was quite useful in understanding the creation of Gaines’ character, Miss Jane Pittman. Many notable sources believed that Miss Jane was a real-life character due to the in-depth characterization and reality based events that affected the life Miss Jane. Gaines takes credit for the creation of all of the events that Miss Jane […]

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Shadows Story

She leaned against the window of the car and felt the cool glass on her forehead. She felt the steady drumming of the raindrops against her temples through the glass. She saw the raindrops bounce off the cobbled streets and she saw herself in them. She saw them scatter into pieces as they hit the […]

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Almost a Woman

Almost a Woman, Esmeralda Santiago’s sequel to her moving and powerful memoir When I was Puerto Rican, brings to life her experiences as she grows up in Brooklyn. This coming-of-age memoir is about her transition from an adolescent Puerto Rican immigrant attending junior high school and Performing Arts High School to a young woman in […]

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The management of grief

In “The management of grief”, a story by Bharati Mukherjee the function of the narrator Shaila Bhave’s journey from Canada to Ireland and through India is a phase of transition from the feeling of denial of the tragic death of her husband and two sons in a plane crash to the slow acceptance of reality […]

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Diary on the boarding house

MondayToday I met bob for the first time. I sneaked into his room very anxiously and I was also pretty paranoid. I stayed in bob’s room for a short time. He was explaining to me how attractive and special I was to him. But he said to not tell anyone about us yet as he […]

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Wheel of Surya by Jamila Gavin

In ‘Wheel of Surya’, two young Indians called Jaspal and Marvinder struggle to make their way to England to look for their father, Govind, who went there to move further on with his studies in university to claim a second degree. Unfortunately Govind got caught up in a war and joined the British army to […]

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Cambridge – 976 words – College Essay

Cambridge was not well known for producing famous people; perhaps the most well known person in Cambridge was an inhabitant of Main Street, Mike Pirrit. The only problem was that many people knew of him for the wrong reasons – busking, sleeping rough and his arrest. Others knew his story and respected him for what […]

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The Old Man And The Sea

The Old Man and the Sea is a story about a man named Santiago who must face many obstacles in order to obtain and keep his prize, which is a marlin. Santiago, in Ernest Hemingway’s The Old man and the Sea, faces many overwhelming obstacles; however, it is through the overcoming of these obstacles that […]

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I walk alone

On a clear day you can see for miles from the top of Angels Peak. I love to stand alone with the wind in my hair, the smell of the sea as it breaks on the rocks below me and the wild flowers all around me. I live in a small cottage at the bottom […]

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Goodbye Before Hello

I arrived in front of Phoenix Pub, five minutes earlier than scheduled. My friend Eddie had called me out for a drink, a small gathering with a few friends. As I waited for him, my snooping eyes wouldn’t stop moving. Night creepers overflowed the streets of Hong Kong and electrified the air with their high […]

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Write a description of a town and its inhabitants

In the little town of Nassau, everyone knows everyone or everyone is related to each other in some way. The little streets are almost always congested with traffic mainly because the number of cars outnumbers the population of people. School children rush out of their homerooms to catch the bus, while angry drivers are upset […]

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The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton can be seen as an author, monk, critic of society, and religious icon throughout the world. In his autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, Merton explores the tradition of religion and man’s search for dialogue with God. One of the moral themes in the book is man’s loneliness. For Merton, this deep-rooted loneliness was […]

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Porgy and Bess Reaction

Before Gershwin’s opera, Porgy and Bess, the interaction between blacks and whites was always controversial. With the opening of Porgy and Bess, inequalities where put onto the stage for everyone to see, forever changing the opera community, transforming the audience and reinventing what opera is and what opera should be. Gershwin’s opera was an invasion […]

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Body Donation after Death

Everyday, life becomes more complicated and dangerous than the previous day. However, at the same time, the medical care for people becomes more advanced, in different fields. As an example of all of that, the story, which was written by David Pescovity, of the French woman, who was one day with her dog and suddenly […]

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