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The Neverending Story: A Classic Novel

- The Neverending Story: A Classic Novel The Neverending Story by Michael Ende perfectly draws the image of a successful novel because it’s overall effect on the reader is intimate and it recognizes itself as a different novel from others especially using a metaphor of stories giving birth to other stories. Considered as a children’s novel, it should be given a chance to prove itself in the realm of other such intelligent novels. The novel expands this idea that stories are a result of other stories, it resembles the monomyth cycle for a simplified and similar understanding of its complex aspects and it finally reminds the reader of belonging and loving needs....   [tags: Neverending Story]

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The Neverending Story

- Michael Ende’s The Neverending Story is a timeless tale of adventure, imagination, and self-discovery. The story revolves around Bastian Balthazar Bux, an innocent but awkward, socially outcast, and greatly misunderstood pre-teen boy of a widowered father who finds himself metaphorically and literally lost within the pages of a magical book entitled The Neverending Story. Inside the book, Bastian discovers a terrible affliction has befallen the enchanting land of Fantastica, a mystic world full of rock creatures, purple buffaloes, and wind giants (to name a few)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Michael Ende]

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Analysis Of The Story ' The Story Of An Hour '

- ... As a symbol, the window demonstrates the narrative focus on the theme of freedom in the story, providing the perspective of independence to an otherwise empty scene. Next, the front door of the house in tandem with Louise’s death forms an interesting symbolic relationship. If the window gives a glimpse into the free outside world, then the front door acts as the means to redeem this offer of freedom. Unfortunately, Louise never receives an opportunity to leave the house of her own accord prior to her death; she does not exercise her new privileges and thus they essentially become worthless....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Symbol, A Story]

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The Story Of An Hour

- Louis Mallard had a heart disease that was taken very serious by her family members, when the news came out about her husband's death her family made sure to break the news to her very sincerely. Her family and friends had no clue on how to break the news to her. Once she was made aware of what had happened to her husband, Louis went up stairs to let what had occurred process through her mind. She was astounded when she heard that Mr. Mallard was in a fatal railroad accident, she could only think of what would come of her future without him....   [tags: The Story Of An Hour Essays]

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The Story Of An Short Story By Kate Chopin

- ... Additionally, the quote stated above indicates that Mrs. Mallard 's husband is the dominant factor in their relationship and she was submissive. During the time frame in which the story is set, women were seen as property to their spouses. They were considered "angels in the house". Their role was simple. They were required to bring life to the home, cook, clean, rare children and ultimately submit to their husbands. These women had to lose their identity and change into their new costume, The Housewife....   [tags: Marriage, Short story, Husband, Wife]

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A Love Story

- Daisy is sitting in the back of the bus. She is enjoying the ride and looking out the window. The bus then abruptly stops and she was thrown forward in her seat. Fred then walks on to the bus and sees, that the only seat left is the one next to Daisy.Fred sat down with a huff and he began to make himself comfortable. The bus then began to move and they were back on the road. Five minutes into the ride, Daisy was busy writing her song and then was singing the song quietly to herself. As she is singing, Fred rudely says “do you mind” to Daisy....   [tags: short story]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- ... The text illustrates “She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister 's arms. When the storm of grief had spent itself she went away to her room alone. She would have no one follow her.” (Chopin 476). Hearing the news she didn’t have a sense of direction now that the person she lived for her husband was presumed dead. So she resulted in confining herself in a room alone voluntarily. Instead of seeking comfort from her sister, she would rather constrain her emotions in one room....   [tags: Short story, Marriage, The Story of an Hour]

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Kate Chopin's The Story of an Hour

- Women should be powerful, beautiful and intelligence. Nevertheless, women in the eighteenth century were portrayed as servants did not have any say in anything just like the story of an hour by Kate Chopin, where even in a good marriage you could not do the things you wanted to do. What if their husbands died what would come of them. How would they feel. And the irony of gaining freedom but losing everything. In the eighteenth century, Women were portrayed as powerless beneath the men because, men were powerful everything was given to them once they became men and wife....   [tags: The Story of an Hour]

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The Zoo Story by Edward Albee

- ... People are locked in rooms, and have no chance to maintain contact with others. Like those animals in a zoo, Jerry and other tenants live in total isolation as they are separated from one another by bars of indifference, self-sufficiency, and independence. In spite of knowing some details about the lives of other tenants, Jerry does not communicate with anyone. All of the tenants are living in their own small cages. In the apartment, Jerry lives with many other people, including a black transvestite, a Puerto-Rican family with many children, an anonymous crying woman; a front room is occupied by a totally unknown person, and, finally, the landlady seems to be all about self-interest and...   [tags: story analysis]

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The Story Of An Hour

- ... He was far away from the accident and did not know anything about it. Richard tried to hide the scene of Mrs. Mallard. When the doctors arrived they said that she had died of her heart disease, from the "joy that kills". The title of the story is referred to that everything happened within only one hour, she felt happy and free, thought of the life ahead of her, and died all in an hour. The setting is in the 19th century, which is important to the theme of the story, because at that time women were controlled by their husbands....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Heart, 19th century]

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The Story Of An Hour

- ... Never treat someone like they don’t mean anything because at the end of the day that’s how they will treat you. And honestly it’s nothing good. There is many reasons why someone can feel trapped see you may think the person you are with loves you or doesn’t find you annoying but reality they hate you with all their soul. Many have this myth that if the person you love doesn’t drive you crazy then you have the wrong one....   [tags: English-language films, Short story, Debut albums]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- ... Since things are transitory in her writings—nothing is fixed, irrevocable, or predetermined—the endings, too, come with a certain freedom” (Dimock). She was known for writing stories that revolved around a woman’s everyday life that struggled with these type of issues. In most of her stories, the women went the opposite of what was expected in this time period and by the reader. They chose the path that they thought was the right one and did not let anyone stop them from trying to be who they truly were....   [tags: Emotion, Short story, Woman, The Story of an Hour]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- ... Women in her family were a very good example of empowerment as described by Neal Wyatt in Biography of Kate Chopin, Chopin’s great-grandmother, Victoria Verdon Charleville was a well-educated woman that encouraged Chopin’s artistic growth by teaching her how to play the piano as well as to speak and write in French, and “the gossip on St. Louis women of the past”. In 1863, Victoria Verdon died three days before Christmas, and in the same year her half-brother died because of typhoid fever (Biography)....   [tags: Short story, Family, Woman, The Story of an Hour]

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Redemption in The Story of B

- Redemption in The Story of B The Story of B portrays the spirit of revolutionary thinking through several people who originate at opposite ends of culture and discover a common cause which unites them in a single purpose. Concern for the destiny of mankind impels one man to "brace an entire culture". This man, dubbed "B" for blasphemer by the society he seeks to save, devotes his life to the instructing of selected intellectuals to fulfill the redemption of man. B, a man "bound to be killed"(114), faces rioters to deliver his message of salvation and destiny to a Catholic priest whose superiors sent him to spy on B....   [tags: Story]

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Analysis of The Story of an Hour

- “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin had a hidden story behind it, since reading it before I’ve been able to catch things I hadn’t before. I found taking a look at another reader’s perspective along with reading about the emotions, which another reader had caught on to. The purpose of this piece it to analyze the literary piece “The Story of an Hour” along with taking a look at other peoples analysis. While reading “The Story of an Hour” the literary terms that I found very fitting with the piece were dialogue along with tone....   [tags: Kate Chopin, story review]

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The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

- One hour consists of sixty minutes that consists of 3,600 seconds. Within this small, meaningless amount of time a plethora of events, emotions, and experiences can materialize and just as quickly crumble and fade away. The literary work that I will critic is The Story of an Hour, written by Kate Chopin. This writing engaged me by drawing me into the struggle Mrs. Mallard had upon the realization of her impending freedom reminding me of the similar struggle I had during my first marriage. Critiquing this short story was completed with the Reader-Response approach....   [tags: Time, Story Analysis]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- ... Later in the story, Josephine beats on the door of Mrs. Mallard’s bedroom yelling through the keyhole “open the door!...you will make yourself ill. What are you doing” (32). Josephine cannot imagine what her sister could be doing; she cannot imagine the freedom Mrs. Mallard is finding on the other side of the door (32). Josephine’s expectation of her sister hurting herself explains the mindset of the people during this time; they cannot imagine a woman being happy free from marriage. Chopin uses the expectations of both Josephine and Richards to explain what women of this time were supposed to do, rather than what they wanted to do....   [tags: Woman, Wife, The Story of an Hour]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- ... Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband 's death (Chopin 1)”. Being sickly and afflicted with heart trouble, Mrs. Mallard was treated with great care as of late. Mrs. Mallard is presented with things slowly and given time to process the implications. This allowed Mrs. Mallard to think about her husband 's death and what it really meant. It was Mrs. Mallard’s delicate nature that made dealing with her, a very careful matter....   [tags: Thought, Mind, The Story of an Hour]

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The Story of the Hour by Kate Chopin

- Short Story Analysis “The Story of the Hour” by Kate Chopin portrays an opposing perspective of marriage by presenting the reader with a woman who is somewhat untroubled by her husbands death. The main character, Mrs. Louise Mallard encounters the sense of freedom rather than sorrow after she got knowledge of her husbands death. After she learns that her husband, Brently, is still alive, it caused her to have a heart attack and die. Even though “The Story of the Hour” was published in the eighteen hundreds, the views of marriage in the story could coincide with this era as well....   [tags: short story analysis]

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Summary : Dapper Cadaver This Was A Texas Story

- Need shapeshifters, bunnyman, abyss, Graveyards • Dapper Cadaver  This was a Texas story. I wrote it about the same time that I wrote Crypt Curiosity. There was one of those mighty fearsome Texas thunderstorms going on, and I imagined what a dance with death in physical form might be like. This one has taken me yeeaarrsssss to edit it just the way I like it. Well, worth it, I think. • Crypt Curiosity  I wrote this story after a very hot halloween evening in Texas. (I got sunburned. Yes. On Halloween....   [tags: Short story, Writing, Woman, A Story]

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The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

- In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”, it talks about marriage and a woman’s life in the 1800’s. This story illustrates the stifling nature of a woman’s role during this time through Mrs. Mallard’s reaction to her husband’s death. When Mrs. Mallard obtains news that her husband is dead, she is hurt after a brief moment and then she is delighted with the thought of freedom. This story shows how life was in the mid 1800’s and how women were treated around that time. Mrs. Mallard is the example of a typical housewife of the mid 1800’s....   [tags: freedom in death, story analysis]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- ... Unfortunately this was short-lived as Mrs. Mallard and her sister regressed down the stairs only to find her husband alive at the door. Mrs. Mallard died on the spot from a “heart disease”. The first hint to neglect that sticks out in this story is the initial reaction Mrs. Mallard had when she heard the news of Brently’s fatal railroad death. She absolutely had no idea how to react to it, so a fake loud weep was the only logical response in her head. The “concerned” or “heart-broken” wife would not have registered death as an acceptable answer....   [tags: Woman, Wife, The Story of an Hour]

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The Story of an Hour, by Kate Chopin

- “The Story of an Hour” is a stark display of female rejection of the norms of society. This work, by Kate Chopin, begins with a woman going through the stages of grief for her husband’s death. For the wife, Louise Mallard, this was an awakening of a new life. This new life is cut short as the information that led her to believe this news turns our false. Kate Chopin reveals that even the desire for love is trumped by the need for freedom and independence, through her use of precise diction and syntax, and symbolism....   [tags: the story of an hour, kate chopin]

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The Story Behind The Great Gatsby

- ... However, Gatsby aspires to enter a society that will never accept him as an equal even if he was wealthier. Individuals, who were born rich, are a closed group who refuses to accept people that were not born rich. In effect, Gatsby will never be accepted because he does not have an image. “Luckily the clock took this moment to tilt dangerously at the pressure of his head…”(Fitzgerald 86). Everything is said in this sentence, as if Fitzgerald wanted to inform to the readers that no one is able to repeat the past, not even with the power of money....   [tags: F.Scott Fitzgerald, story analysis]

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Respect in the Story of Ruth

- In today’s society we rarely see respect. Respect of one’s opinion, respect on one’s privacy and respect of each other. The story of Ruth tells of a women who not only respects all the above, the story of Ruth shows us how having Faint in God, can open us up to new levels of respect of ourselves and others around us. Ruth is an epic story of how one women’s faith and obedient nature help birth forth a lineage that would change all mankind. Ruth is a great example of how women young and old should act or respond to in moments of trail, troubles, hurt, pain and misfortune....   [tags: God, Religion, Bible Story]

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Review of A Cinderella Story

- Many traditional fairy tales have been remade into Hollywood movies. The fairy tale of Cinderella has been produced in movies many times such as Ever After (1998) and A Cinderella Story (2004). A Cinderella Story (2004) has an interesting storyline, cast, themes, and appeals to teenagers and young adults. A Cinderella Story is a modern story that it’s a girl that gets in love to this popular guy. Even though she was raised by her father, she never felt like she was missing out on anything. Her dad owns a diner in the San Fernando Valley, which Sam loves, called Hal’s Diner....   [tags: Cinderella Story, movies, ]

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Review of A Cinderella Story

- Many traditional fairy tales have been remade into Hollywood movies. The fairy tale of Cinderella has been produced in movies many times like Ever After (1998) and A Cinderella Story (2004). A Cinderella Story (2004) has an interesting storyline, cast, themes, and appeals to teenagers and young adults. The movie begins as Sam narrating how she is in a far away kingdom with a beautiful little girl with her “weirdo” father. Then Sam clarifies that this was not “long ago” and “not a really far away kingdom;” they are in the San Fernando Valley....   [tags: Cinderella Story, movies, ]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- ... Mallard is rejoicing about her husband’s death, in her mind, he walks through the door. This part of the story is situational irony because there is a difference in what the audience expects to happen and what really happens. The other ironic twist in the story is dramatic irony of when Mrs. Mallard dies. Everyone in the story believes that she died of complete and utter happiness because she found out her husband was alive, but in truth she died of sadness because she was happy because she felt as if she were finally going to be free to make her own choices and control her own life....   [tags: Irony, Fiction, Marriage, Short story]

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Kate Chopin And The Story Of An Hour

- RESEARCH PAPER Kate Chopin And The Story Of An Hour College: ASA College Instructor: Dr. Bernd Goehring Student: Jun Xiao Course: ENG 250 Semester: Fall 2015 Kate Chopin And The Story Of An Hour Introduction Kate Chopin is a famous American writer, and she is one of the first feminist author of the 20th Century, some ideas about modern feminism was borne on her papers....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Short stories]

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The Importance of the Setting in a Story

- When and where a story takes place can be deeply important. Considering where the author’s story takes place and why the author chose that location will likely give the reader a better understanding of what message the author is trying to get across. Most stories would be transformed if their setting were different and setting is, therefore, essential for interpreting the story’s significance. Shirley Jackson uses irony and foreshadowing in the start of "The Lottery". The setting in "The Lottery" gives a feeling of quiet normalcy....   [tags: influence on plot, short story examples]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- ... As Mrs. Mallard sat in her room, all that was running through her mind was how she was going to continue on without her dear loving husband. Which is typical for a feminism family. From the day Mr. and Mrs. Mallard got married, everything she did was for him. She cooked, she cleaned, she lived her life to the fullest to please her husband. Kate Chopin stated in the story that Mrs. Mallard was young, with a calm face. Since she was so young, my first instinct was that she could always try and find love again once she is done grieving over the passing of her husband....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Family, Marriage]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- ... Mrs. Mallard never stops to think of the consequences; she just enjoys the freedom that comes with being independent from her husband. The plot shows how eventually Mrs. Mallard stops caring about the assumption that being a free woman is looked down upon. This plot moves just as quickly as Mrs. Mallard’s thoughts do, making her thoughts take a large role in the story. Towards the end of the story, the plot rises to a climax, but not without a short interruption first. Readers may be crushed by the reappearance of Mr....   [tags: Woman, Short story, Fiction, Plot]

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Analysis Of The Story ' The Coffin Of Amontillado '

- In the short story The Casket of Amontillado, author Edger Allen Poe, takes the reader on a chilling tale of a man who murder a close friend out of revenge fifty years ago. Although the story is told as a flashback, it is obvious that Poe like all of his short stories, created the piece in a first person point of view (POV). Most will say Poe only created the piece as first person to add dramatic flair to his story. However, Poe could have chosen this POV as a way to express to the audience that all humans have a desire to enact revenge on the ones that have done them wrong....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story]

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The Importance of Setting in a Story

- The importance of setting in a story There are many aspects to building a good story and among these, setting is one of the most important aspect. A setting in the story is defined as the context and environment in which a situation is established, or the background of the story. It is the time, place, and circumstances in which a tale, play, or movie takes place. Amy Tan’s “A Pair of Tickets” from “The Joy Luck Club”, is a story about her trip to China to explore her identity and self-awareness....   [tags: Literature, Literary Elements, Good Story]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Kate Chopin’s The Story of an Hour, was written in 1891, a time when married women were essentially the property of their husbands. Women were considered inferior to their husbands. All they were good for for was cooking, cleaning, and caring for their children. Thier opinions and desires often went unheard. The Story of an Hour is centered on a woman, Mrs. Mallard, who has just received the news that her husband was killed in a trainwreck. Mrs. Mallard reacts in the same way any woman would, in fact she is so consumed with grief that she retreats to her upstairs bedroom....   [tags: Death, Life, Woman, The Story of an Hour]

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The Lottery Is A Story About A Tradition

- The Lottery is a story about a tradition that has been going on for many years, but leads to death at the end. In the town square, villagers gather and watch as Mr. Sumemers brings out the black box, that is part of the tradition known as The Lottery, and mixes the slips in the box. He calls up each family and if they get a blank paper, they are safe and if they get a paper with a black dot on it, they get “the lottery”. In other towns, the lottery used to go on for 2 days straight. In the town square, the children are gathering stones and organizing them, the women are talking to each other, and the men are discussing their jobs and taxes....   [tags: Shirley Jackson, Short story, The Lottery]

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The Story Of An Hour By Ernest Hemingway

- ... This point of view is called a stream of consciousness. Using that type of point of view is quite effective in conveying a possible theme since even the deepest emotions are revealed by the author. The themes in “Cat in the Rain“ by Ernest Hemingway which stand out are: isolation, loneliness and lost identity. That isolation is both public and personal. Hemingway begins the short story by informing the reader that the American wife and her husband George are the only two Americans staying in the hotel....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Short story, Fiction]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- ... Much like an affliction, she cannot feel free unless the agent, her husband, is no longer present. The fact that it affects her heart as opposed to any other portion of her body shows that her misery from this symbolic disease stems from something inside of her, not anything external. For instance, in one of the important quotes from “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, it is clear that her husband loved her when his face is described as “the face that had never looked save with love upon her.” Her own feelings of love in return are also minimally described and it is clear that she does not share his sentiments....   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, Love, The Story of an Hour]

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Classic Story: Marlowe Faust

- Not many stories captivate readers like Marlowe’s Faust can captivate. It’s the classic story of a man who risks hellfire by dealing with the devil for a brief, yet magnificent, period of otherworldly knowledge and power. This story has been rewritten and reformulated many times. I will be exploring the connections between the magical traditions in Marlowe’s Faust (and the chapbook that inspired him) and the story of Adam and Eve. Many have heard of Faust in one way or another. A “Faustian Bargain” is one where an agent trades away the future for a boon in power during the present....   [tags: christian story, adam, eve]

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What Is A Short Story?

- ... Techniques: When writing a short story it is important that you include the development of your main character; it is optional to include other characters in your story. When you are writing, you are to include the character’s thoughts and actions. A short story’s details are written into the text as the plot of the story progresses. The conclusion of the story includes the resolution to the conflict/ problem that had risen in the story. When writing your short story, you should include snapshots for the reader to visualize as he/ she reads....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Character, Essay]

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The Story Behind The Truth

- The Story Behind the “Truth” The genre fiction brings the audience into a new experience they have never experienced before in their lives. It introduces different types of people and places one can only imagine. A fiction uses fantasy as a way to reel us into a story as if we, the audience, are part of it. In which it can have an effect on our memory because the brain uses only bits of pieces of information from our memory to tell a story we want to believe. In his novel, The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien uses fiction as a way to make Vietnam seem like a fantasy....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Novel, Character]

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Symbolism Of The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Symbols of freedom in "Story of an Hour" The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss, and analyze the short story "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin. Chopin was considered a classical feminist writer ahead of her time who expresses contemporary concerns. Chopin turned to writing short stories when the literary community criticized the author work. Chopin embraces a variety of subjects, and interest that dealt with slavery, women 's rights, feelings, and portraying women who want to obtain personal empowerment....   [tags: Short story, Woman, Fiction, The Story of an Hour]

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Analysis Of The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Kate Chopin’s use of irony in “The Story of an Hour” is quite clever in the way she allows it to flow ever so smoothly with the story’s plot. Situational, verbal, and dramatic irony are all three used in Chopin’s work. It is a story that is built around the hour of which Mrs. Louise Mallard learns of Bently’s, her husband, presumed death and everything that follows leading up to her own demise. “The Story of an Hour” is not about just any hour, as you will see, but of Mrs. Mallard’s final. In short, irony can be defined as “saying one thing and meaning another” (Wheeler)....   [tags: Irony, Fiction, Short story, The Story of an Hour]

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Kate Chopin 's The Story Of An Hour

- Evaluate Some Aspects in “The Story of an Hour” Kate Chopin, an U.S author of many short stories and novels in the late nineteenth Century. Most of her best-known work focuses on the lives of sensitive, intelligent women in the old strict society. “The Story Of An Hour” is one of her short fiction, which was written in 1894 (Shmoop Editorial Team). This fiction story makes the reader curious through its title, also the setting is reasonable for situation happens, in addition the unexpected ending is one of the factors make the story more interesting....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Periodization]

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A Small Story With A Big Message

- “A Small Story with a Big Message” A story can have many different interpretations within it. Some hidden meanings can expand a story much past just the surface meaning. In “Araby” by James Joyce there are meaningful things that happen in the stories short life. Joyce does an amazing job at writing with deeper meaning and creating an in depth story. Going into detail in events in the story may lead some to wonder if there are not any other indirect interpretations present. Some indirect messages seem to be present are the dark and gloomy mood, setting, and tone given through the story, the way the narrator does everything for Mangan’s sister throughout the story, and the ending of the story...   [tags: Short story, Fiction, John Updike, Dubliners]

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Symbolic and Ironic Techniques In The Story of an Hour

- There are many symbolic and ironic references in this story. Symbolism is when the author uses an object, person, place, or experience that represents more then what it is saying. Such as in the movie Harry Potter, the scare on his forehead just doesn’t represent a pat injury. It represents love of his parents that gave their lives for him. Irony is the opposite of what is said or intended for the audience. There are several forms of irony. There are verbal, situational and dramatic ironies. Verbal is opposite of what the speaker has intended such a sarcasm....   [tags: The Story Of An Hour Essays]

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How the Setting Can Influence a Story

- It’s amazing how different cultures can be. In some places, they have cats and dogs as pets, but it others, those animals are used as food. But it’s not food that is influenced by the culture around us, it also changes a lot with how people behave. In some countries, certain things are not aloud, but in others it is. An example of this would be drugs. Some countries will allow citizens to own marijuana when other refuse to let it in their boundaries. Because the laws and government in each country are different, people behave differently than they would in other places where such behaviour is out of the question....   [tags: characters, story, culture]

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Short Story : ' The Test '

- ... The rich woman in the Frill is a stereotype of a typical rich woman who is arrogant and boastful and who is only out for money . The rich woman stereotypes chinese people like the tailor as just being out for money when the taliro asks her for a coffin for his dead brothers son . This showed the type of propaganda that was be used by evil demagogues in history like Hitler when Demagogues like him put the Jews into categories and labeled them as greedy businessmen . Could you not imagine the type of fear this put into the hearts of german citizens when Hitler would get up on the podium and demagoguing all the crimes the Jews were supposedly committing against the German economy ....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Human, Guy de Maupassant]

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Analysis Of Short Story ' A & P '

- Critical Analysis of Short Story “A &P” In the short story “A & P” by John Updike, the main character Sammy shows a sense of growth from the story’s opening to its conclusion. This certain change in him started taking place after the visit from the three girls, where he starts to ponder the future of his life. Sammy develops as a more prominent character both by the voice and the mood of the story, suggesting his vast change from rather flat to someone with more personal features and attributes....   [tags: Short story, John Updike, John Cheever]

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Analysis Of The Story ' A Good Man '

- A southern mother has taken the dominant role as the main woman in her sons life although, he has married and has three children to care for. In her mind, grandmother has placed herself on a pedestal as a lady who is should be respected as embraced in the southern culture. The story A Good Man Is Hard to Find discusses the life of a family venturing on a typical vacation that ends sooner than anticipated. Due to the fact that Bailey is her only son he is unconsciously given the role of caring for her throughout the rest of his life....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Short story, 2002 albums]

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The Little Mermaid : Story Analysis

- In most to all folktales and fairy tales there is always someone who wants or needs something and is on a mission to achieve what they desire (Ingwersen). Of course the authors of the stories are not just going to come right out and give them what they want. There are always some complications and test that the character or heroine must pass to achieve their goal. The Little Mermaid short story is a perfect example of this. The little mermaid is on a mission to gain the love of the prince and an eternal soul and she has a series of test that she has to go through in order to achieve that goal....   [tags: The Little Mermaid, Love, Short story, Soul]

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Analysis Of The Story ' Max ' By Ron Carlson

- ... In the short “Cheers” by Jane Anne Phillips the narrator is describing a woman who seems to be old and lonely with a house full of ten year old girls. In the short story it doesn 't say that the “sewing women” is an old lady, but by they way that the narrator described her, it was easily interpreted that she was an old lady. “Her house smelled of salted grease and old newspaper.Behind the ironing board she was thin, scooping up papers that shuffled open in her hands”, this gives off an image of an elder person....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Essay, Cemetery]

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Analysis Of The Story ' Girl ' By Jamaica Kincaid

- ... The mother wants the best for the girl and teaches her what is the proper way to act as a lady to be successful in her culture in this time period. “This is how…” (Kincaid 163) is repeated over and over throughout the story showing a regimented life. She explains how to do everything to minute detail. She gives orders on how to cook, how to clean, how to fix hems, how to talk to boys, how to treat her husband, what to do in case a baby is not wanted, what to do to bully a man and how to smile to others....   [tags: Fiction, Narrative, Short story, Sociology]

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Game Of Nine Is A Thriller Horror Story

- GAME OF NINE is a thriller-horror story. The script has a familiar setup with the idea of a group of friends going up against a deadly stalker in a contained setting. However, what sets the script apart is the idea of the assailant playing a game called Game of Nine. The idea that he plans to stab the victim nine times within a deadline is a clever way of setting up an organic ticking clock. This helps to build suspense and anticipation. The goal is clear and the stakes are deadly. There are solid themes about survival, learning to forgive, and moving on....   [tags: Present, Time, Serial killer, A Story]

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Anne Sexton’s Cinderella Story

- It starts with a fairy tale story, where all magical things happen and ends happily. The goodness is rewarded but the evil ones are punish. The closing of the story always ends with “and they live happily ever after,” and the main character becomes unhappy but eventually gains happiness at the end. The traditional Cinderella story figure is from “rags to riches.” It begins with a poor maid girl named Cinderella whose stepmother and stepsisters treated her unkindly, but because of the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella found her Prince Charming....   [tags: changes, original story]

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Analysis Of The Story ' Araby ' By James Joyce

- ... . .” the narrator states that Mangan’s sister is constantly in his thoughts, although they have never had a really conversation. He would think of her whenever he was home alone or when he had to accompany his aunt to the market on Saturday evenings. The narrator’s fear of not ever talking and revealing his true feeling for her is so intense that he fears he will never build the courage to confess to her. This paragraph comes to its end when the narrator compares his body to a harp, while Mangan’s sister’s words are the “fingers running upon the wires.” But one day, everything changes for the narrator, in section five which begins with, “At last she spoke to me.” Mangan’s sister begin...   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Boy, Family]

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Short Story : Girl By Jamaica Kincaid

- ... After the wedding it’s the romantic honeymoon to Bora Bora. After a couple years the baby comes, and you are a happy family. Typically, that is what parents teach their children of what is what is expected of them. In the short story, there is a mother talking to her daughter about what is expected of her being a female in the 1940’s and 1950’s, the time when the story was written, a woman was expected to be a housewife and stay at home. The house was to be spotless, children the same, dinner on the table as soon as the husband came home from work, and she was not to complain about anything....   [tags: Short story, Tell, Family, Marriage]

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A Story in Technicolor

- A Story in Technicolor Standing waist-deep in saw grass, a flawless graysky framing an unrealscene where river and reeds become indistinguishable,Karen gazed unimpressed. The sublime natureof this ecological experience bordering so unbelievably close to herown urban existence did not seep into her mind or psyche. Perhaps the seven applications of gel she had put on her hair that morning in order to prevent as much frizziness as possible was impeding the correct reaction, but that's not likely....   [tags: Short Story Creative Writing]

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Mystery and Suspense in Dickens' Short Story The Signalman

- The Signalman was first published in the Mugby Junction Christmas Edition book in eighteen sixty six. The Clayton Tunnel Crash in eighteen sixty one is believed to have inspired Dickens to write the short story the Signalman. During the time that Dickens was writing the Victorians had a fixation with the paranormal also there were many technological advances one of them being the steam train. The Signalman has two main characters in it, one is the narrator who speaks in first person, and the other is the Signalman....   [tags: Short Story Analysis]

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Analysis Of The Story ' Anna Round The Neck '

- ... Finally, Anna’s situation reaches a pivotal point on December 29th, when she and her husband attend a gala. To her delight, nobles and soldiers alike are immediately captivated by her beauty; in fact, she even gains the attention of a magistrate named “His Excellency.” The confidence that Anna gains from the party and her new admirers completely transforms her view about her life situation; from that day on, she begins to see herself as a powerful woman (233), and with her newfound social sway, she finds that she is able to bend her husband to her will....   [tags: Social class, Short story, Anton Chekhov]

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Summary Of The Story ' Sunday On The Park ' By Bel Kaufman

- Short Story "Sunday in the Park" People are diverse. In many different ways, such as look, color, race. Anyhow, when it comes to people status, which certainly creates huge differences. People encounter each other very often in public places, such as gas station, work, college, or public parks. Most of the time when people see or meet other people they treat others in a decent way. Nevertheless, the short story "Sunday in the Park" by Bel Kaufman is about a different scenario. The Author shows us several characters in the story are antagonists or protagonist, both among themselves as a family, and with others in different classes in the social society with a contrast behaviors....   [tags: Family, Short story]

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Gabriel García Márquez's Short Story 'A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings'

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s short story, “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”, demonstrates the imprecise science behind textual reasoning by distorting the separations between the supernatural and the conventions of human experience. Marquez ties in the realms of magic and the physical universe in such a way that both the characters and the reader must struggle to break down the meanings that encompass the juxtaposed reality within the story. Although Garcia Marquez presents a negative view of humanity by emphasizing mankind's lack of logic and knowledge, he cites a failure of compassion as an even worse flaw....   [tags: story analysis]

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A Short Story By Flannery O ' Connor

- The definition of a short story is a fully developed story that is a lot less (in length) than a novel. The short story written by Flannery O’Connor called “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” is exactly just that. This story packs a world of meaning, symbolism, and foreshadowing all in a mere 12 pages. In this short story The Grandmother is the antagonist and uses her ways of manipulation and selfishness to get what she desires. Not everything goes her way and ends in a series of tragic events. The first sentence of this story sets the mood when The Grandmother states that she does not want to go to Florida (O’Connor 1)....   [tags: Short story, Family, Fiction, William Faulkner]

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Kate Chopin's The Story of an Hour and Feminism in the 1800s

- According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, feminism is defined as the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. Feminism is a major part of the short story, “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, which is a story that portrays women’s lack of freedom in the1800s. Women had no rights, and had to cater to all of their husband’s needs. The main character in “The Story of an Hour” is a woman who suffers from heart trouble, named Mrs. Mallard. When Mrs. Mallard was told about her husband’s death, she was initially emotional, but because of her husband’s death she reaped freedom and became swept away with joy....   [tags: The Story of an Hour Essays]

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An Example of Women Enslaved: "The Story of An Hour" by Kate Chopin

- Over the years the roles of women and their rights have drastically changed. They have been dominated, trapped, and enslaved by their marriage. Women have slowly evolved into individuals that have rights and can stand on their own. Though some women are still enslaved, the rate is lesser than in the old days. The myth that women are meant to be housewives has been changed. They are now individuals seen in highly reputable places. However, this change did not happen overnight, it took years to happen.” The Story of An Hour” by Kate Chopin might be a short story, but it shows how women felt obligated to stay with their husbands despite the fact that they were unhappy with them....   [tags: Story of An Hour, Kate Chopin, ]

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Comparing the Greek Story of Prometheus with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

- Stories have been told to all who will listen for thousands of years and they are passed down from one generation to the next effecting each in a different way. The ancient greeks used this technique and believed the story of a god named Prometheus and that he stole fire from the gods in Olympus and gave it to man. As a punishment for this action, Zeus causes him to be chained to a mountainside where he must suffer an eagle to eat out his heart, in some versions it is his liver, the organ will then regrow over night only to be eaten out again the next day....   [tags: literary/story/character analysis]

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The Story of an Hour and The Yellow Wallpaper

- The women in The Story of an Hour and The Yellow Wallpaper attempt to overcome their oppression by finding an outlet. They tried to find something or do something that would comfort them. In The Story of an Hour, the window is the main symbol. Correspondingly, in The Yellow Wallpaper, the wallpaper itself is the main symbol. In The Story of an Hour, the window is what symbolizes Mrs. Mallard’s freedom in that she has new opportunities. She says that she is finally free, “free body and soul.” She says this because she realizes that she is finally free from her husband....   [tags: The Story of an Hour]

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Analysis Of ' Hills Like White Elephants ' And ' The Story Of An Hour '

- Compare and Contrast Essay: Two Short Stories Short stories are a form of literature works that authors use to communicate various themes and issues to the reader. As such, it is common for different short stories authored by different people to have a central meaning or theme that differs from each other. In addition, the way the author portrays his/her central theme or meaning would differ from the way other authors would craft their short stories to best portray their central meaning. While some would use characterization as a means of portraying the theme of their story, other authors employ the use of symbols to better communicate their theme....   [tags: Short story, Marriage, Fiction]

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Short Story : Petrified Man By Eudora Welty

- The short story “Petrified Man” by Eudora Welty is about two women—Leota, a beautician, and Mrs. Fletcher, her customer—who spend the entire story gossiping in a beauty parlor. The story is told in a limited third-person point of view, where the psychic distance of the view places the reader right next to Mrs. Fletcher and Leota, hearing and seeing only what someone present in the scene would. Their gossip tells the reader the stories of this piece, that of Mr. and Mrs. Pike and of the Petrified Man....   [tags: Short story, Eudora Welty]

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Short Story About Living With the Guilt of Murder

- Short Story About Living With the Guilt of Murder It was late I thought. Almost midnight yet I was still unable to sleep. I stared thoughtlessly at the moving shadows mumbling to myself, "it was just a story" but in my heart I knew it wasn't, it was more than a story, much, much more. Then, a crow appeared in the middle of my room. The crow stared at me with such intensity that I fell backwards into the safety of my pillow. I stared at the crow in shock as it disappeared into my closet and that's when I heard it, a long piercing whine that was like a nail to a chalkboard....   [tags: Short Story, Creative Writing]

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`` Soliday Tells Us That `` The Plot Of A Literacy Story

- "Soliday tells us that "the plot of a literacy story tells what happens when we acquire language, either spoken or written." This seems like it should be a natural process but she suggests that when we treat learning as a foreign process, something to be analyzed and deciphered, we can better "explore the profound cultural force language exerts in [our] everyday lives." Based on her article and on your own experience, what do we gain when we consider our literacies as processes worthy of closer examination?" When we consider our literacies as processes worthy of closer examination, we gain a finer understanding of not only ourselves, but of the world we live in and the people that inhabit it...   [tags: Writing, Literacy, Communication, A Story]

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Women's Rights in the 1940's Illustrated in Kate Chopin's The Story of an Hour

- In “The Story of An Hour” by Chopin illustrates the role of woman in marriage and in the society during her time. It demonstrates the issue of male dominance. There are some similarities and differences in the role of woman in marriage and in the community in 1940’s compared to the way women are treated today. And these are seen in the rights of women and in the responsibilities regarding family and marriage. We read “A story of an hour” written by Kate Chopin. It is about a young married woman, Louise Mallard, who has a heart condition and a shock can kill her immediately....   [tags: The Story of an Hour]

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Analysis Of The Story ' Grandma 's Tales '

- Living Through Granddaughters While many people around the world look to America and see a better life waiting for them and the American Dream waiting to be lived, often times this dream never comes to fruition, even if they do reach America. Such is the case in the short story Grandma’s Tales, by Andrew Lam in which a recently deceased Vietnamese grandmother becomes reborn as a much younger and improved version of herself ready to live life to the fullest. This rebirth symbolizes the life that she wishes she lived, however due to constant conflict and famine in Vietnam, and her deteriorating health in America, was never able to do so....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Vietnam War, Short story]

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The Story of An Hour, by Kate Chopin

- The main character in this story is Louise Mallard, a delicate woman whose life is changed with the announcement of her husbands’ death, delivered by her sister and a family friend. Louise receives the news with overwhelming grief and tears where others would have been shocked into disbelief. Her grief is short lived as she begins to imagine her future alone. Any burdens Louise had felt were lifted at her thoughts of being free to live for herself. As she sits in her room digesting all the mixed emotions running through her mind and heart, Louise experiences the fact that her marriage of discontent was over....   [tags: The Story of An Hour]

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Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart

- Imagine a time where every detail about your life (credit score, personality ranking, “hotness” ranking, etc.) was available to anybody around you through something similar to the present-day iPhone. Now imagine this world being reality. In Gary Shteyngart's Super Sad True Love Story, this idea is reality. Everybody in the world has an äppäräti, and everybody knows everything about one another. But is knowing everything about your friends and neighbors really a good thing, especially when the world around you is crumbling because of this knowledge....   [tags: story review and analysis]

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Scrutinization of Kate Chopin’s The Story of an Hour

- In most cases, just about anything can be clarified to a reader by using a symbol to represent it. In life friendship can be symbolized by a hug, chain,necklaces, and tattoos, basically anything that you can place a descriptive twist on. For example, a chain resembles the bond a friendship has and how strong it is. It also resembles how long you have had that friendship. Each link can resemble every year you’ve known a friend and how closely the links are welded together the closer your bond is....   [tags: The Story Of An Hour Essays]

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How A True War Story By Tim O ' Brien

- In the short story, “How to Tell a True War Story,” by Tim O’Brien, the short story depicts how a soldier 's story can change to better entertain the listener and hold their attention. Small aspects of the story they tell may change each time in order to make the story mesmerizing enough to make the listener want to hear the story, although it may be slightly inexact compared to what really may have happened. The stories viewpoint from the soldier can be depicted in a variety of ways, depending upon what emotion the teller is remembering and partaking in when they interpret the story....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Essay, Truth]

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Analysis Of Amy Tan 's Short Story

- Secondly, DiYanni states that in a short story “Its characters are recognizably human, and they are motivated by identifiable social and psychological forces.” (DiYanni 47). In other words, the modern realistic short story has characters with flaws, difficulties, and short-comings; their motivations also come from things that make sense to humans living in a specific society, especially a society of the written time period. Because Amy Tan 's short story is somewhat based on her life, and therefore her society, her characters are distinctly human, and their motivations are relatable to her readers....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Character, Plot]

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A True War Story By Tim O ' Brien

- To write a true war story that causes the readers to feel the way the author felt during the war, one must utilize happening-truth as well as story-truth. The chapter “Good Form” begins with Tim O’Brien telling the audience that he’s forty-three years old, and he was once a soldier in the Vietnam War. He continues by informing the readers that everything else within The Things They Carried is made up, but immediately after this declaration he tells the readers that even that statement is false. As the chapter continues O’Brien further describes the difference between happening-truth and story-truth and why he chooses to utilize story-truth throughout the novel....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Literature, Novel]

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A Cup Of Tea, By Katherine Mansfield And The Story Of An Hour

- ... Mallard feels trapped with her relationship with a man named Brently Mallard. It does not give specific details on the relationship between these two individuals, but it does show as the story develops. Mrs. Mallard is told that her husband has died because of a railroad disaster, and Mrs. Mallard had an unusual response to this whole ordeal. Mrs. Mallard did not have the same response to this news as the other women around her did, because Mrs. Mallard now felt free. By her reaction and by what she says it is clear that Brently Mallard was not eating her right, and he deserved every unfortunate event that has happened to him....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Feeling, Woman]

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