O. Henry & Hemingway, Plus A Little on Faulkner

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A 3 page paper that consists of 2 parts. The first section is a 2 page essay that compares and contrasts 2 short stories. The writer argues that "The Gift of the Magi" by William Sydney Porter, who is better known by his pen name of "O. Henry" and "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" by Ernest Hemingway are two short stories that each deal with themes of spirituality, love and what makes life truly worth living. The second part of the paper is a 1 page hypothetical letter from the protagonist of Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" to the people of her small Southern town. No additional sources cited.