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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West Side Story Argumentative

In 1961, West Side Story, a filmed version of the hit Broadway musical that was inspired by William Shakespeares “Romeo and Juliet,” was released to viewers, who just could not resist the energy and excitement of the movie. Thirty-eight years later, viewers, like myself, still cannot resist it. I had never seen the film, which […]

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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 the Door”

The Story of the Door begins with a graphic portrait of Mr. Utterson, a fine gentleman and a lawyer whose mannerisms can be called rather peculiar, but typical of the Victorian epoch. Though, he was reserved and somehow boring, darling of sort of all who interacted with him as he never abandoned those whose social […]

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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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Poem and Short Story Exam Questions Review

Question 1 In every stanza of this poem, Donald Justice introduces an image that differentiates men at forty from boys. In the first stanza, Donald uses the image of a door, and he says that men at forty close doors softly, when they do not intend to return. This means that they leave these places […]

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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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Patrick Munro

It was a sunny day, ripples waving the long grass in pulses across the fields, the shrieks of joy and merriment came from children over the hill in the barn. It was my fourth birthday, I was now oldest in my preschool; South Grange, and I therefore demanded the most respect. My mum had taken […]

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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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The Bearer

Actually his feet and the rest of his remains, encased in his best clothes, a rather cheap wood coffin with pretend brass decorations, (family choice) are now six feet vertically below my own. I have just carried to his final resting place a man I never knew and had never seen prior to viewing his […]

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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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Why is the sea salty

Once upon a time, there was a fisherman in a peaceful sea village. He lived with his mother, father, wife and children. He always served his parents heartily with devotion and the time when he communicated with his family is the happiest moment. Also, he was always diligent, honesty and scrimpy and his life was […]

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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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