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Short Stories and Rounded Character Building

The ways in which rounded characters are constructed within short stories are considered in a six page examination of Guy de Maupa...

Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'Rappaccini's Daughter'

isolated as a result. In many ways, it is the men...

Literature and Free Will

with the famous line: "None of them knew the color of the sky" (PG). The introduction is chilling. Why would no one know the color...

Men in 'The Cask of Amontillado' by Edgar Allan Poe

In six pages this short story is analyzed in terms of male bonding and how the relationship between the men changes throughout the...

Switching Partners

yo like. Ill be home tonight." The screen door made a little snick as it swung closed, and she was alone. She pulled the gown back...

Comparing Chekhov, Nabokov & Viramontes

that reveals to the reader a great deal about the characters involved. Pelagea is deeply in love with her husband, Yegor Anton Che...

Conflict in Willa Cather’s Short Story ‘The Sculptor’s Funeral’

(Cather 68). It became readily apparent that these local men were there more out of a sense of civic duty than out of any love fo...

'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 ...

Death in Chopin’s The Story of an Hour

her emotions to get the better of her. But, then again, if one looks back in history, at the time this story was written, that hea...

Louise Erdrich: ”Fleur"

amount of money (Erdrich). Fleur won, and refused to play any longer; in retaliation, the men got drunk and raped her; that same n...

Saving Face: An Analysis of George Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant”

which he attended from 1917-1921 (Merriman). In 1922, Blair went to Burma, apparently following his fathers inspiration, and join...

War by Luigi Pirandello

potential, or realistic, loss of children during the war. War has always taken children from the parents and this is simply a very...

How the Storm Helps Readers Understand Ann’s Character in “The Painted Door”

it is in a few words: "The sun was risen above the frost mists now, so keen and hard a glitter on the snow that instead of warmth ...

'The Lady with the Pet Dog' by Anton Chekhov

his otherwise dull life. When we meet the woman with the dog we begin to see that she is young and innocent and lonely. She als...

'The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas' by Ursula LeGuin

know the child is there, because each of them is taken to see it when they are quite young, perhaps 8-12 years of age. They cannot...

Vo Phien: "The Key"

ship dropped anchor "at 3 a.m. July 5, 1975" and passengers began to disembark (Phien). The first thing that greeted them was a ho...

Division Essay: Desiree’s Baby by Chopin

white masters raped their black female slaves and as such many of those females gave birth to interracial children who were slaves...

Edith Wharton’s Roman Fever

about, but as the tension rises, a perspective that is discussed in the section on tone within the story, the reader senses that t...

Strategies to Survive and 'The Open Boat' by Stephen Crane

this situation held certain peril for these men. Second, the omniscient view has allowed Crane to describe, in a birds eye...

Tobias Wolff's 'The Rich Brother' and Family

we have no sense of frustration or unrequited longing in terms of his aspirations....

D.H. Lawrence's 'Horse Dealer's Daughter' and the Character of Mabel

she goes about her work and the family talks around her. As one author notes, "None of the sons address the sister as they do each...

Comparative Analysis of Richard Connell's 'The Most Dangerous Game' and Thomas Wolfe's 'Child By Tiger'

an accident with a drunk man. It is the drunks fault that the cars collided but the drunk man is belligerent and begins to hit Dic...

Acceptance But Not Soul Mates After Five Years

house, the meals, and my life. Fiona never seemed to bother much with my brothers but she seemed to take a particular interest in...

Post 911 Fighting Fear and an Example of Narrative Writing

On the other hand, if the attack is primarily intended as a background setting from which the main character extrapolates their ow...

Social and Cultural Influence of 'The Storm' by Kate Chopin

of the elements made her laugh as she lay in his arms. She was a revelation in that dim, mysterious chamber; as white as the couch...

Nine Short Stories of J.D. Salinger

In five pages the differences and similarities that exist within Salinger's Nine Short Stories are discussed....

'A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain' by Robert Olen Butler

In five pages this paper analyzes the structure of Butler's short story....

'The Egg' by Sherwood Anderson

In five pages this essay discusses this amusing short story by Sherwood Anderson....

'Hills Like White Elephants' by Ernest Hemingway

In four pages this essay analyzes the short story by Ernest Hemingway with an emphasis upon symbolism includiing that represented ...

Creative Short Story Romance

In five pages this paper presents an original short story romance which is followed by an explanation of the narrative form used....