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Jamaica Kincaid's 'Seeing England for the First Time' and Columbus in Chains'

Education as it is thematically depicted in these Jamaica Kincaid stories is the focus of this comparative analysis consisting of ...

Geoffrey Chaucer's 'The Wife of Bath's Tale' Explicated

in a language that, though poetic, little resembles modern English: "By very force he raft hir maidenheed, / For which oppressioun...

Violence in Kaplan's 'Doe Season' and Jackson's 'The Lottery'

In five pages the violence associated with ritual is examined in this comparative analysis of these stories by Kaplan and Jackson....

Overview and Analysis of the Story 'The Lady Who Loved Insects'

In five pages a synopsis of this story and an analysis are presented....

Zhang, Lahiri/Memoir and Short Story

was arrested by the cultural revolutionary forces and tortured for several months (Zhang 14). Otherwise, there was "usually enough...

Poe's Cask of Amontillado

33). This quotation indicates the precision with which Poe crafted his stories. Each word and image is chosen with care and, coll...

Elements of Short Stories

Short story success is based on a variety of factors, and this paper examines those elements. For example, the use of surprise an...

'Emilie Plead Choose One Egg' by Paule Barton

In six pages this short story considers the author's diagnosis for what is ailing the Caribbean culture and how it can be cured as...

Grotesque in the Works of Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner

In five pages the grotesque is analyzed within the context of Faulkner's short story 'A Rose for Emily' and O'Connor's short story...

'Trial by Combat' by Shirley Jackson

In five pages this short story examines the theme of identity within the context of this short story. Four sources are cited in t...

Short Fiction Characterization

humanity. The action is the medium by which the man learns, but it is the learning that makes the story fundamentally interesting....

'Loverboys' by Ana Castillo

our traditional notions regarding love and romance. She doesnt want any one "box" to define love or sex. The lesbian with a man ...

Raymond Carver and Relationships

that what they hoped for at collage. However, the betrayal by Duane despite the beauty of Holly. Carver starts to indicted the way...

Italo Calvino/"The Adventure of a Reader"

rather read about romance and adventure, read the work of Stendhal, Dostoevsky, Balzac, Tolstoy, Flaubert and Proust, rather than ...

A Short Story

may be in similar situations as I have myself been subjected to. "I should start by telling you my name. My name is Beatrice McK...

Chitra Divakaruni's 'Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter'

When this story was first published "India was highly visible in the international arena for the cultural conflict among its relig...

Two Views of Murder

because her mother ended up marrying Donnas former lover. In an ironic twist of fate, therefore, Donnas lover ended up becoming he...

Bessie Head and Mahasweta Devi's Patriarchy Perspectives

a stake in his hen-pen and like any cock, his hair was up about it" (Head 70). He returns home to reestablish his "claim" on his "...

Comparative Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe's Short Stories 'The Cask of Amontillado' and 'The Black Cat'

rage (Cutts). Poe, like his stories, was quite unusual. Even his physical appearance hinted that his mental processes were...

Freudian Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe's Short Stories

the beginning. He states, "From my infancy I was noted for the docility and humanity of my disposition. My tenderness of heart was...

Character Analysis of Nadine in the Short Story 'Water Child'

her, it is apparent that his "real" life is with his wife and children, and that Nadine is only on the periphery. It is ironic, of...

Analysis of Symbolism in the Short Story 'Young Goodman Brown' by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Puritan religion, culture and education along with the setting of his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts, is a common topic in Natha...

'Desiree's Baby' Short Story Analysis

Realist writers "were more or less in open revolt against [society]," and naturalism combined the theories of Charles Darwin to co...

Short Story Analysis of Guy de Maupassant's 'The Necklace'

who despises her life and dreams of wealth and social status. When she is finally invited to an elegant reception, she complains ...

Short Story Analysis of Tillie Olsen's 'I Stand Here Ironing'

era has wielded its impact on the mother and her young daughter who moves through the one temporary home after another, for the mo...

Short Story Analysis of 'Two Kinds' by Amy Tan

The conflict between mother and daughter and the importance of the last paragraph of the short story are the focus of this paper t...

An Analysis of Fitzgerald's Short Story, Babylon Revisited

This paper examines F. Scott Fitzgerald's story, Babylon Revisited and addresses the themes of characterization and addiction. Th...

An Analysis of Two Short Stories from A Bird in the House

The focus of this five page paper is the storyline of two specific short stories in The Bird in the House. The writer compares an...

Comparative Analysis of Three Short Stories by Ernest Hemingway

having their baby. His act was accomplished so quietly, no one knew it had happened despite the fact he was lying on the bunk abov...

Comparative Analysis of Short Stories by John Cheever and John Steinbeck

In five pages Steinbeck's 'The Chrysanthemums' is compared with Cheever's 'Country Husband' in an argument that each are about aba...