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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 '

- Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” comprises clashing expectations and desires in an ironic fashion. The protagonist, Louise, mainly desires to live life free from the will of others—to “live for herself.” Her brief liberation comes from the news that her husband had died that morning in a train crash. From that moment onwards, the story revolves entirely around the idea of freedom, including several metaphors and visual images depicting free will, eventually culminating in the protagonist’s ultimate freedom--death....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Symbol, A Story]

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Story Analysis : My Story

- I wanted to write a story that featured a narrator recalling a series of anecdotes about experiences he had shared with his uncle and father and the dynamics that were involved with these relationships – which leads to him finding some sort of peace with himself as he accepts the differences of his uncle and father. However, the story I ended up writing, was about a young man processing his emotions in regards to the death of his favorite uncle and not being able to come to terms with his emotional distress – in the end, my story didn’t really accomplish anything and this is something that I clearly need to change....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Revision, Essay]

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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

- The short story novelist, Kate Chopin, enlightens her readers about the reality of many married women during the 1800s. Chopin 's story revolves around Mrs.Mallard who drastically loses her husband in an accident. Throughout the story, Chopin expresses the various emotional changes that her character Mrs.Mallard undergoes. Initially a humble housewife, Mrs. Mallard evolves into a confident women when exposed to freedom. Kate Chopin launches her short story by introducing the main character, Mrs....   [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

- After reading The Story of An Hour by Kate Chopin, Daniel Deneau remarkably breaks down and analyzes the most intense aspects of the short story. Deneau acknowledges simple things such as “the significance of the open window and the spring setting” along with more complex questions including what Mrs. Mallard went through to achieve her freedom. He also throws in a few of his own ideas which may or may not be true. Almost entirely agreeing with the interpretation Deneau has on The Story of An Hour, he brings stimulating questions to the surface which makes his analysis much more intricate....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, The Story of an Hour]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Kate Chopin, author of “The Story of an Hour” written in 1894 was the first author who emphasized strongly on femininity in her work. In the short story, Chopin writes about freedom and confinement Chopin is an atypical author who confronts feminist matter years before it was assumed. The time period that she wrote in women were advertised as a man’s property. The main idea in the short story is to illustrate that marriage confines women. In “The Story of an Hour” the author creates an intricate argument about freedom and confinement Mrs....   [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

- The story of an hour "The story of an hour" has many themes, but mostly shows one main theme, which is dysfunctional marriage. Women in the 19th century were prisoners of their husbands. Life was male dominated. Women were expected to stay at home to cook and raise the children. Not many women had jobs at that time, and even the ones who did, they were paid salaries less than men were. This short story is about the main character Mrs. Mallard who has a heart problem, who got the bad news from her sister Josephine of her husband 's death in a railroad disaster....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Heart, 19th century]

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The Story Of An Hour

- In the short story “the story of an hour’ Mrs. Mullard died of shock. She was so happy her husband died that when she found out he survived she went in shock. Sometimes losing someone isn’t always sad, she might have felt so trapped that she felt free hearing he was gone. You can tell by the way she expresses herself about the situation, the theme of the story is that sometimes the pain and happiness isn’t always the same. She died of shock, knowing that she would have to live with him for the rest of their lives....   [tags: English-language films, Short story, Debut albums]

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Analysis Of The Story ' The Story Of An Hour ' By Kate Chopin

- Interpretive Analysis of ‘The Story of an Hour’ The short story ‘The Story of an Hour’, by Kate Chopin (1894), is interesting for a number of reasons. Perhaps chief among these is the strong feminist themes that resonate from the story, which are particularly striking given that it was published at the end of the 19th century, long before feminism had become a commonplace in Academia or mainstream intellectual life. This paper will argue for a strong feminist reading of the story, one that attempts to do justice to its subtle complexities and possible ambiguities....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Marriage]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- The short story “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin is a story about a widowed woman. Through the story, Chopin explains what emotions and what Mrs. Mallard is going through. Mrs. Mallard is told that her husband was killed in a wreck. She was overwhelmed with emotion and had to rush to her room to be by herself, the readers see a different side of Mrs. Mallard that no one knew she had. What her true emotions are is not what the readers are made to believe at the beginning. She is distraught by her husband’s death, but as she begins to think, she realizes she has something to be happy about too, but why is she happy....   [tags: Emotion, Short story, Woman, The Story of an Hour]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- As the title puts it, “The Story of an Hour” takes place in the span of an hour. The title of the story also shows the possibility of occurrences within a single hour. This story is mostly centered around one woman, Louis Mallard. In conventional circumstances, death brings sorrow, grief, seclusion, guilt, regrets, along with other feeling depending on the cause of death. In “The Story of an Hour”, sorrow and grief are a product of the recent happenings, however, these feelings are coupled with joy and independence....   [tags: Short story, Life, Feeling, The Story of an Hour]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Some authors put in words their life experiences that empower them to do their works a mix of emotions capable of touching readers’ hearts, lives, and societies. Kate Chopin’s stories are examples of personal and family situations that affected her drastically, and those hard situations are the inspiration of her works and the reasons of being against chauvinist which marked and distinguished that century. She grew up in a particular family ruled by women in the nineteenth century, and it was the base of her strong feminist thoughts and her disagreement towards societal rules which was illustrated in “The Story of an Hour” To begging with, Chopin’s father died in a train accident when she wa...   [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

- In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”, the struggle for freedom is dominant. The main character, Mrs. Mallard, stands for a woman who is struggling internally and externally for freedom. After the sudden loss of her husband, Mrs. Mallard gets a taste of the freedom she was lacking in her marriage. Like Mrs. Mallard, women throughout history have struggled to find freedom and success away from their husbands. Chopin herself only became successful after the loss of her husband. In “The Story of an Hour”, Chopin shows women’s struggle for freedom during the Victorian period through Mrs....   [tags: Woman, Wife, The Story of an Hour]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Like in many tragically true stories, it would seem Mrs. Mallard 's freedom came too late. Kate Chopin’s, “The Story of an Hour” begins by introducing Mrs. Mallard as a person afflicted with heart trouble. The story builds on this by having Mrs. Mallard’s sister Josephine and her husband Richard explain the situation in a very sensitive manner. Their efforts would prove to be in vain however as Mrs. Mallard then proceeds to emotionally break down. The news shocks Mrs. Mallard to her very core and has her at odds with how she should feel now that all was said and done....   [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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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- According to Harris Poll only 1 in 3 Americans are very happy. Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” main character Mrs.Mallard and Michele Serros’s “Senior Picture Day” main character the narrator both have similar, but yet very different characters. Mrs.Mallard and the narrator are similar characters because they are both not happy with a certain aspect of their life. Yet are very different because Mrs.Mallard is unhappy about her life with her husband and the narrator is unhappy with her nose....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Character]

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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

- The Story of An Hour is an emotional rollercoaster that portrays social sanctions, struggles of women in the late 1800’s, and even death. During the 18th century women had very little education. Schooling and work was left to the men; any intention of a woman attending school or earning an income was looked down upon. Such restraints forced women to take care of the house, children, and any religious obligations while men were absent working to provide for the household. Kate Chopin’s thesis is throughout the late 18 hundreds women were stuck in controlling and emotionally detached relationships....   [tags: Woman, Wife, The Story of an Hour]

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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 The Woman Warrior

- “They want me to participate in her punishment. And I have.”(16) There is a resounding tone of guilt and irritation in this last page of the first story for the Woman Warrior. Here the reader learns how a child can become a victim, but also involuntarily become a passive advocate of their parent’s moral choices about the past. By not speaking of her aunt or questioning her parents’ silence, Maxine becomes a part of this dead woman’s chastisement. I find this “reverse ancestor worship” troubling and conceivably damaging....   [tags: Family, Morality, Girl, A Story]

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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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A Story Of A Dysfunctional Family

- “A Good Man is Hard to Find” is the story of a dysfunctional family who is going on a vacation to Florida. The family consists of a man named Bailey who lives with his grandmother, his wife who is never named and their three kids, John Wesley, June Star, and the baby who was also never named. Little did the family know they would later be caught by the criminal that escaped from prison that they never thought twice about. It all starts with the grandmother, she wants to go to Tennessee because she knows there is a criminal on the loose in Florida, the Misfit, but nobody pays her thoughts any mind....   [tags: Family, Dysfunctional family, A Story]

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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

- As a student on the Student Academics Committee, I realize that many English professors may struggle when deciding what readings, they should assign for their students. Choosing reading material is hard work because not only do you want the material to be interesting for your students you also want to make sure the reading connects to your lessons purpose or main idea. So, I recommend that you include the short story, The Story of an Hour in your syllabi for next semester. While reading The Story of an Hour I was very interested and enjoyed every minute of this story....   [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

- This is a critical analyzation of the short fiction, “The Story of an Hour” in a Feminist approach. “The Story of an Hour” was written by Kate Chopin. Kate Chopin wrote and published this short story in the year of 1894. I chose to analyze “The Story of an Hour” in a Feminist approach because after reading this story, I came to the conclusion that this is the perfect fiction story that shows what women had to go through back in the early nineteenth century. Even though Kate Chopin did not write this based off of a true story, it still symbolizes and shows the struggles, and the way women in families were looked upon in their home, and even out in public....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Family, Marriage]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- “Story of an Hour” Analysis Women are expected to get married to a man and follow his every order, even if that means living in his shadow, right. Kate Chopin writes about a woman who experiences this, but once her husband dies, she is given the sense of freedom that comes with being an independent woman. Even though most short stories don’t usually have any “beating around the bush,” they include many elements that can affect its analysis. “The Story of an Hour” may be short, but has many underlying details that add to the depth of the story....   [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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Analysis Of The Story ' Two Brothers '

- Two brothers created these two amazing but puzzling stories. Although they share the same concept, they differ in characters and plot development. They both have different ways to approach to its climax. While one of them is a film the other one is a short story. So, let’s take a look inside and describe each approach to the plot and see the differences of each character. In the short story, the story is about Earl, he suffers from anterograde amnesia. He forgets everything that happens after a few minutes....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Plot, KILL]

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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 Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- “She was beginning to recognize this thing that was approaching to possess her, and she was striving to beat it back with her will” (Chopin 15). At this moment was when the main character in “The Story of an Hour”, Mrs. Mallard, began to recognize that it was not so disastrous that her Husband, Mr. Mallard, died in a railroad disaster; beginning to feel a sense of freedom in her life that she had never felt before. In this story by Kate Chopin, the overcoming theme is identity and selfhood, which, Mrs....   [tags: Irony, Fiction, The Story of an Hour, Death]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- A Thematic Analysis of a Short Story: Kate Chopin’s The Story of an Hour In Kate Chopin’s, “The Story of an Hour,” the author draws from the feminist thought of her time, to formulate a story reflective of the desire of many late nineteenth and early twentieth century married women, for freedom and independence. During this time women were still looked upon as being inferior to men and dependent on their husbands. A wife 's primary responsibility was cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the children, while their husbands were the soul income earners....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Husband, 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

- The beginning of 20th century brings a lot of cultural changes. Gender roles are challenged and redefined. That change is reflected in American literature as well. Ernest Hemingway in “Cat in the Rain” as well as Kate Chopin in “The Story of an Hour” confront changes regarding gender and their roles. The titles the writers choose often have a greater meaning. The title of Ernest Hemingway’s short story “Cat in the Rain” suggests parallel between abandoned, scared, and lonely animal and wife, who is also lonely and trapped in an unhappy relationship....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Short story, Fiction]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin represents a negative view of marriage by presenting the reader with a woman who is clearly overjoyed that her husband has died. This is expressed through the language in “The Story of an Hour” (click for full plot summary) by Kate Chopin used to describe Louise’s emotions as she oscillates between numbness and extreme joy at her newfound freedom. The narrator of “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin relates what she observes in simple prose, but when her emotions are described, the words are vibrant and powerful....   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, Love, The Story of an Hour]

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- In the short story, "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin, three ironies take this story on a roller coaster of portraying emotions and simple situations. One of the first ironies is the element that even though bad news has been received, a person may perceive it differently than what someone expects, and it displays that life goes on for other people. The second irony that I see is the statement that Mrs. Mallard is said to be still yet young, but a lot of the description lead you to believe that she has had a long hard torturous life with her husband....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Emotion, Death]

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The Story Of ' Mama House '

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The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin

- Like many authors, much of the inspiration for the characters and setting in Kate Chopin’s stories (in this case “The Story of an Hour”) are drawn directly from her own family, experiences and various homes. Thomas Dillingham quotes Emily Toth in an article saying that “[Chopin was] a writer committed to exploring problems and championing causes she had encountered during her life” (1). For instance, Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” share not only the similarities between the physical conditions and fate of the characters similar to herself and her family members, but also the themes of being trapped within marriage and society that she and her mother shared, and also the idea that only death...   [tags: Family, Marriage, Wife, The Story of an Hour]

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Analysis Of The Story ' Girl '

- “Girl” was a decent short story. I’m not a big fan of the structure, however, most of the advice the mother gave was good like catching fish, setting the table for dinner, and washing clothes. The mother was very concerned regarding the girl’s future. She wanted her daughter to have basic knowledge of how to complete daily tasks for survival. I think the short story is a collection of advice the mother gave to the girl over several years. I didn’t like how it seemed as though the mother thought it were inevitable the daughter would become a slut....   [tags: Family, Woman, Short story, Mother]

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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?

- Short Stories What is a short story. A short story is a fictional piece of writing that can range from 1,000 to 20,000 words. Unlike a novel, he reader should be able to read a short story within a short amount of time. Because the length of a short story is shorter than a novel, it usually has one main character (minor characters can be added in limited amounts) and focuses on one plot, setting, and central theme. Why do we write short stories. The answer is simple, they’re practice. Almost all of the best writers started out writing short stories....   [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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The Toy Story Movie Series

- Toy story, deemed as Pixar 's best film, launched a brand new era in filmmaking and gave birth to animations. In the Toy Story movie series, it showed the idea of animism where all objects possess a soul through humanlike behaviors of the toys. Pixar indicated this belief of animism by bringing the toys to life and giving them characteristics, which then concludes that they have a soul. These toys pretend to be inanimate objects when their owners are around and they come to life with a mind of their own when their owners are out of sight....   [tags: God, Polytheism, Soul, Toy Story]

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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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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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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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Analysis Of The Story ' Strays ' By Mark Richard

- The author of the story “Strays”, Mark Richard, starts off with the main characters, the two brothers, lying in their beds listening to the sound of stray dogs beneath the floorboards, scratching their flee infested backs, and licking the water leaking from the pipes. The mother of the children runs off into the cornfields while the father chases after her. The father’s brother, Uncle Trash, comes to babysit the boys and ends up scamming the boys out of everything they own. The parents still haven not returned, and when Uncle Trash returns after a night of heavy drinking the boys notice he was beaten up and his truck is gone....   [tags: Family, Parent, Short story]

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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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Short Story : ' The Test '

- Short Story Re Do writing quiz Theme and stereotype Thesis statement The short story the Test and the frill both deal with the theme of how by human human being have predictive and stereotype other individuals and groups that is based on ignorance and limited educational experience . The driving instructor in the short story the Test is a stereotype of typical old fashioned Archie Bunker who is stubborn in his old fashioned views on race and sex . who has a old fashioned attitudes . The driving instructor is a stereotype of a white man who believes that whites are more educated and knowledgeable than African Americans ....   [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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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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Analysis Of The Story ' The Necklace '

- Mme. Loisel is the protagonist in the short story “The Necklace”. She is a young beautiful woman who feels she has been short changed by her social standing in life. She feels she belongs to a world of wealth and vanity but is relegated to the role of a commoner because of her family heritage. This status continues as “she let herself be married to a little clerk at the Ministry of Public Instructions”. Mme. Loisel is a very immature woman when she is introduced in the story. She places value on women as judged by their beauty and wealth....   [tags: Guy de Maupassant, Short story, Fiction, Finance]

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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 story “Max” by Ron Carlson introduces the main character of the story Max, which is the pet of the Narrator and Cody, who are the owners of the dog. The intelligent , and strong nosed dog doesn’t seem like an well trained dog, but he knows his owner well enough to know how he feels about other people and their presence. Max is know as a crotch dog, a dog that sniffs and poke people’s crotch very swiftly and shapely. It may seem if though the dog isn 't well trained and doesn 't have proper manners, because of the fact that Max will sniff any stranger 's crotch rudely and aggressively....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Essay, Cemetery]

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Analysis Of The Story ' Girl ' By Jamaica Kincaid

- In the short story, “Girl,” the narrator describes certain tasks a woman should be responsible for based on the narrator’s culture, time period, and social standing. This story also reflects the coming of age of this girl, her transition into a lady, and shows the age gap between the mother and the daughter. The mother has certain beliefs that she is trying to pass to her daughter for her well-being, but the daughter is confused by this regimented life style. The author, Jamaica Kincaid, uses various tones to show a second person point of view and repetition to demonstrate what these responsibilities felt like, how she had to behave based on her social standing, and how to follow traditional...   [tags: Fiction, Narrative, Short story, Sociology]

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Analysis Of The Story ' Regret By Kate Chopin

- “Regret” is written by Kate Chopin. The story was first published in 1897 and it appeared in Chopin’s “A Night in Acadia”, which is a short story collection that she has written. “Regret” is a story of a woman who lives alone on a farm. She has few farm animals and a dog with her in the house. The woman, Mamzelle, chooses to live alone, be unmarried and without children. Although, the woman’s neighbor decided otherwise when she left her children with her for two weeks. The story “Regret” is about a woman, Mamzelle Aurlie....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Marriage, Climax]

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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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Analysis Of The Story ' Araby ' By James Joyce

- The narrator of the short story Araby by James Joyce, is told by a young boy who lives with his aunt and uncle. In the first couple of paragraphs the narrator begins the story by describing the street in which his house is located, North Dublin Street. He continues by mentioning that the previous tenant, a priest, died in one of the rooms within the house. In the last sentence of paragraph two, he goes on by mentioning how he was a very charitable priest because he left all the furniture he owned to his sister and all his money went to charity....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Boy, Family]

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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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Kate Chopin 's The Story Of An Hour

- In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour,” the author presents an omniscient observer’s view of the last hour of Mrs. Louise Mallard. The main character is presented as a woman of delicate health who learns of her husband’s death in a railway accident. Her sister, Josephine and her husband’s friend, Richards are also present. Upon hearing the news, Mrs. Mallard goes to her room and secretly celebrates her newfound freedom. She later learns that her husband has not died, and she drops dead, supposedly from “the joys that kills” (328)....   [tags: Death, Life, The Story of an Hour, Marriage]

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Short Story : Girl By Jamaica Kincaid

- In the short story “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid is a story that everyone can related to. The story is about a mother telling her daughter what to do, what not to do and how to do things. Kind of like society or parents or a friends of what to do. There has also been always been expectations of what to do and how to do things in life regards of gender, nationality or religion. The male has he’s duties and the female has different duties. However, in the typical society today, a person is supposed to graduate from high school and go straight in to an Ivy League university, to get a degree in a field of study that makes lot of money....   [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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The Danger Of A Single Story By Chimamanda Ngoza Adichie

- Do Not Judge a Book by Its Cover “The Danger of a Single Story,” by Chimamanda Ngoza Adichie is a both a serious and very inspirational piece. Adichie exercises her wit and humor using ironies that amuse the reader. In this story Adichie teaches the reader the danger of stereotyping and misinformation. Offering to acknowledge that there are two sides of every story. Not one story is necessarily always the correct one. Adichie, grew up in Nigeria Africa reading American and British children books....   [tags: The Reader, A Story, Audience, The Reader]

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Kate Chopin 's The Story Of An Hour

- Most people carry the belief that marriage only occurs when two people are really in love. However, it is a fact, but not always the only reason that people get married. In the short story “The Story of an Hour”, Kate Chopin uses irony to demonstrate a typical situation of a society with women as prisoners in their marriages, and they can get out of marriage only after their husband’s death. During that time, marriage is not about the mutual love between a woman and a man. The marriage is about how male control female....   [tags: Marriage, Wife, Nikolai Gogol, Short story]

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