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Three Short Stories and the Nature of Love

this relationship, which is entails infidelity and, therefore, mistrust and lies. Similarly, miscommunication and infidelity pla...

Three Short Stories on Love

in Gilbs narrative is that Jake really doesnt know how to be anything other then deceptive and manipulative, the small-time con ar...

Human Nature and the Writings of Lee K. Abbott

In eleven pages Lee K. Abbott's quirky exploration of human nature in the short stories collection Living After Midnight is examin...

Poe’s Tell-Tale Heart

he so closely identifies with him, which is precisely Poes point-the narrators is not normal, but is quite insane. The point of ...

'Tent Worms' and Tennessee Williams

In three pages this essay discusses this short story by Tennessee Williams in an analysis of techniques....

Psyche, Cupid, and Plato's Definition of Love

between Psyche and her other two sisters was that Psyche was appreciably more beautiful than they. By all accounts, the sisters we...

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...

'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...

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...

John Updike/The Rumor

circle. It soon becomes apparent that everyone with whom Sharon and Frank come into contact know the rumor and believe it. This cr...

Comparative Analysis of the Poetry of Sharon Olds and Short Fiction of Raymond Carver

In five pages this paper contrasts and compares the Sharon Olds' poem 'Sex Without Love' with Raymond Carver's short story 'What W...

The Extremes of Love and Hate as an 'All or Nothing' Proposition

In five pages the fine line betwen love and hate is examined in a discussion of Nathaniel Hawthorne's short stor, 'Young Goodman B...

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...

Katherine Anne Porter's 'The Jilting Of Granny Weatherall'

her mother does not always know the time of day. "He just left five minutes ago"; "That was this morning, Mother. Its night now" ...

'The Country Husband' by John Cheever

In five pages this short story is reviewed. There are no other sources cited....

'The Company of Wolves' by Angela Carter, 'The Swimmer' by John Cheever, and Short Story Journeys

In six pages the deceptiveness of appearances is examined in a consideration of the journeys each of these short story protagonist...

Conforming By Way of Nonconformity in 'Bartleby, the Scrivener' by Herman Melville

In five pages the ways in which Melville's short story protagonist can only conform to social demands through nonconformity and no...

An Analysis of The Necklace

A 5 analysis of the short story by Guy de Maupassant. 7 sources,...

'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....

Stephen Crane's 'The Monster' and Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'Young Goodman Brown'

In seven pages this essay considers transformation within a comparative context of these short stories....

Characterization of Abner Snopes and Symbolism in 'Barn Burning by William Faulkner

This paper examines how symbolism enhances Abner Snopes' characterization in William Faulkner's short story 'Barn Burning' in five...

Nine Short Stories of J.D. Salinger

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

'The Egg' by Sherwood Anderson

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

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

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

Fictional Short Story 'Into Her House, With Flowers'

In seven pages this short story which features a woman's fight to freely live her life despite several mental impairment is presen...

The Language and the Quilt in 'Everyday Use' by Alice Walker

In seven pages the use of language and the symbolism of the quilt are examined within the context of Walker's short story....

Comparing 2 Short Stories by Franz Kafka

In nine pages Kafka's 1913 short story 'The Judgment' is compared with his classic 1915 work 'The Metamorphosis.'...