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Oppression of Women: Three Stories

- Throughout history and literature women have been second to men. In the books we have looked at throughout the duration of high school, even the most powerful and influential women are often placed under men. The women’s actions and thoughts are often looked down on by others, despite the men having often performed worse actions than they have. This drives across the idea of imbalance among the sexes and pushes the idea of women being inferior to men into the reader’s mind, whether or not it is picked up....   [tags: social issues, women's role]

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Survival in Three Short Stories

- The effort to survive and to see another day has always been a problem since the first men walked the Earth. There are many obstacles that make living day-to-day a harsh struggle and many reasons why some fail to meet the expectations of this struggle. Some reasons of why people fail to thrive in life is captured vividly in the three short stories “The Waters of Babylon” by Stephen Vincent Benét, “How to Build a Fire,” by Jack London, and “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson. The author of each story cunningly drops hints in the text as to why characters and civilizations lead themselves to doom....   [tags: survival,]

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Presence of Desire in Three Short Stories

- Human beings behave the way they do due to inherent urges that give them the impetus and the drive to do so. A person without these urges which have been commonly referred to as ambitions, goals and aspiration in life is in most cases considered to be a social liability lacking in both direction and purpose in life. This is a life that is worthless and insignificant. It is the direction in life, the burning aspirations, dreams and desires that push individuals to pursue their goals oblivious of the dangers, challenges and setbacks that swarm in pursuit of their desires....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Setting and Atmosphere in Three Victorian stories.

- Setting and Atmosphere in Three Victorian stories. ‘The Man With The Twisted Lip’ is about a detective who is investigating a mysterious disappearance. ‘The Red Room’ is about a young man who is going to stay at castle in a room that is said to be haunted. ‘The Signalman’ is about a man who meets a signalman who is seeing things and the man thinks that he is insane. All three of the stories are different mystery stories, they all try to keep the reader gripped and in suspense from the beginning till the end....   [tags: Papers]

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Saki'’s The Interlopers, Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, and Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

- A Light at the End of the Tunnel The three powerful stories including Saki’s “The Interlopers”, Erich Maria Remarque’s, All Quiet on the Western Front, and John Steinbeck’s, Of Mice and Men, portray the impact that friendship and companionship, or the absence of it, can have. Hector Hugh Munro, better known as Saki, was born in Burma while it was under the control of the British Empire. Near the beginning of World War I, Munro was enlisted into the 2nd King Edward’s Horse as a trooper at the age of 43....   [tags: three powerful stories]

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The Presentation Of Relationships Within Three Short Stories By Thomas Hardy

- Examine The Presentation of relationships Within Three Short Stories By Thomas Hardy. The relationships in Tony Kytes ‘The Arch-Deceiver’ is the relationship between Tony Kytes and three women, Milly Richards, Unity Sallet, and Hannah Jolliver who are all of the same class so they know what should be expected of one another. Tony Kytes is shown as a young handsome man, who all of the women want to be with. Thomas Hardy shows us that marriage was a key to life in those days for everyone, especially if they wanted to have children without being thought to of being lowered in society....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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An Analysis of Symbolism and Irony in Three Short Stories

- The usage of symbolism and irony to communicate theme is an imperative tool in short stories. These eloquent writing techniques clarify and embellish the reader’s interpretations while also keeping the story interesting and slightly mysterious. The authors of the short stories “August Heat,” “The Story of an Hour,” and “Through the Tunnel” all weave carefully constructed webs of these two techniques to assist in revealing theme to the reader. To begin, author William Fryer Harvey spins an intricate tale of the prominence of flaws in times of stress through his work “August Heat.” The entire story is stitched together with irony and symbolism, all of which point toward the untimely death of...   [tags: symbolism, irony, august heat]

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The three stories I have chosen to study are: Flight by Doris Lessing,

- The three stories I have chosen to study are: Flight by Doris Lessing, Superman and Paula Browns New Snowsuit by Sylvia Plath and Chemistry by Graham Swift. In these three stories the writers explores complex family relationships. Choose three stories, where the writers present difficult relationships between family members, compare and contrast these relationships. The three stories I have chosen to study are: ‘Flight’ by Doris Lessing, ‘Superman and Paula Browns New Snowsuit’ by Sylvia Plath and ‘Chemistry’ by Graham Swift....   [tags: English Literature]

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In the three stories A Vendetta by Guy De Maupassant, Crackling Day

- In the three stories A Vendetta by Guy De Maupassant, Crackling Day by world’s famous novelist Peter Abrahams and The Gold Cadillac written by Mildred Taylor the writers present different ideas of justice How writers present different ideas of justice in societies In the three stories “A Vendetta” by Guy De Maupassant, “Crackling Day” by world’s famous novelist Peter Abrahams and “The Gold Cadillac” written by Mildred Taylor the writers present different ideas of justice in the societies in which their stories are set....   [tags: English Literature]

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Humankind in The Three Forster Short Stories

- Humankind in The Three Forster Short Stories Forster is writing in a time when society was changing dramatically. When rural life in the countryside was leaving while urban life was starting. While this is happening mechanically it was also happening in a mental aspect and the way people live and look at life is changing. What Forster sees is dangerous results. He was probably writing in a time like the Industrial revolution when a lot of lives were taken for the good of experimentation and knowledge....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Three Nathaniel Hawthorne Stories

- Nathaniel Hawthorns short stories, such as, Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment, Rappaccini’s Daughter and The Birthmark all have an underlying meaning and demonstrate a similar recurring theme. Hawthorne uses his stories to clarify his beliefs on the competition between nature, religion, and science in everyday life. In all three of his short stories he refuses the concept of science coming before religion or nature. Hawthorne clearly thought if nature or religion was tampered with using science it could only end badly, but more specifically with death....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Hate and Racial Isues: Analysis of Three Short Stories

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn once said “the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.” That being said, everyone has the capacity to be good and evil. The line is shared between all humans, proving that regardless of what is on the outside everyone is exactly the same on the inside. Being good and being evil is a part of human nature. However, the line between good and evil is easily blurred when one is the perpetrator or victim of hate, especially racial hate, which clouds ones judgment, eventually leading to violence and inevitably destruction....   [tags: Violent Outbreak, Clouding Judgement]

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An analysis of three short stories written by Kate Chopin, 1914.

- An analysis of three short stories written by Kate Chopin, 1914. Kate Chopin, a pre 1914 author was born in 1850, in Missouri, USA. She was the third child of five for her parents Mr and Mrs O’Flaherty; however she was their only child to live past the age twenty-five. Her upbringing was very unfortunate, when she was only 5 she was sent to a boarding school but returned home on hearing the news that her father had died. She remained home and stayed there for a further two years with her mother and other female relatives....   [tags: English Literature]

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A Discussion of Three Short Stories: Flight, Snowdrops and Superman and Paula Brown's Snowsuit

- A Discussion of Three Short Stories: Flight, Snowdrops and Superman and Paula Brown's Snowsuit Works Cited Missing In this essay, I will talk about the 3 stories taken from the Anthology book. The stories I will be talking about are: `Flight`, `Snowdrops`, and `Superman and Paula Brown's Snowsuit. I will talk about the stories in some detail, including the main points within them....   [tags: Papers]

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Analyse the way the villain is presented in three Sherlock Holmes stories

- Analyse the way the villain is presented in three Sherlock Holmes stories Analyse the way the villain is presented in three Sherlock Holmes stories. Is there a stereotype. In Conan Doyle’s stories, ‘The Adventure of the Speckled Band’, ‘Silver Blaze’ and ‘The Adventures of the Dancing Men.’ the villain is always used as the key element. It’s interesting that Doyle always makes the villain more fascinating than the hero. This is certainly true in each of these of these stories. In the Speckled Band, the villain is a Dr Roylott....   [tags: English Literature]

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Anton Chekhov's Selected Stories

- Anton Chekhov is a master at showing aspects of real life; how fed up people are, how it really is without the everyday pleasantries, and how exploitable people are by one another. Chekhov uses these three aspects with great mastery to show his form of real life in his "Selected Stories." Chekhov shows how fed up people are with one another in his short story the "Jailer Jailed." This story is about a man, who is a prosecuting attorney, is actually living in his own jail; being married to his wife who lets him do nothing but wait on her hand and foot....   [tags: Selected Stories Essays]

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Anton Chekhov's Life Exposed in An Attack of Nerves and Three Years

- Anton Chekhov denied that any of his stories were autobiographical fiction, yet much of his work clearly grew out of his own experiences. From “An Attack of Nerves” to “Three Years,” different aspects of his life were incorporated throughout his stories. Each stage of Chekhov’s life made an impact in the tales he told. Chekhov’s childhood was documented in great detail when he penned the story “Three Years.” The main character Laptev could have been Anton or any one of his brothers. In the tale, Chekhov had Laptev telling his wife: He [his father] used to thrash me with a birch, pull my ears, and hit me on the head… We had to go to morning service and to early home we had to sing...   [tags: An Attack of Nerves, Three Years]

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The Preservation of Stories

- Within Latin American literature and life, storytelling is a great aspect. In One Hundred Years of Solitude(Solitude) by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, storytelling is neglected while in The House of Spirits(Spirits) by Isabel Allende; stories are preserved, leading to the damnation of the Buendia’s and the survival of Alba. This is shown through the Buendia’s ignorance of the pig tale story and Melquiades’ journal. In contrast Alba, from Spirits remembers her family’s teachings and stories, such as: Uncle Marcos’ magical stories and Grandmother Clara and Uncle Nicolas’s teachings....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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My Favorite Childhood Stories

- One of my favorite childhood stories was the Three Billy Goats Gruff. To quickly summarize the story, for those who cannot recall childhood fables, three brother goats set out to find food on the other side of the hill. In order to get to the other side of the hill, they had to cross a bridge over the river. Under the bridge, lived an evil and hideous troll, who would eat anyone who crosses the bridge. First, the smallest goat tried to cross the bridge; but the troll stopped him and threatened to “gobble him up.” However, the smallest goat convinced the troll to wait for his big brother to come across because he is larger and more filling than the smallest goat....   [tags: White people, Black people, White American]

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The Stories About Creation And The ' First Man '

- In the earliest pre-flood accounts there are tatters of sacred memory that appear to precede Adam as He is presented in Genesis. The story of Adam is not unique. There are other stories about Creation and the “First Man”, which are truly amazing. All have similarities. Differences arise from the passing of vast ages, and rumors which spread across vast spaces. The beginning of the last Age was a long, long time ago. And that “First Being” or quite probably multiplicity of Beings is referred to by people from all over this planet....   [tags: Adam and Eve, Human, Time, Human evolution]

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Childhood Stories: Versions of Fairy Tales

- Childhood was a very interesting time of life for me. Through everything that I had gone through growing up, still I always remembered the story tales that had been read to me over the years. Although The Three Little Bears and The Three Little Pigs were different stories, they both contained few similarities as well as many differences. The similarities in these two stories would be the significance of the number three and two characters invading the privacy and territories of unexpected families....   [tags: childhood, fairy tales, ]

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Hop Frog : A Popular Short Stories

- Hop-Frog was one of Poe’s less popular short stories. Published in 1849, Hop-Frog is an interesting story of revenge that involves a dwarf like Jester named Hop-Frog. He was given that name because of his inability to walk like everyone else. In the short story, Hop-Frog informs the reader that the King and his companions are all jokers and they live for jokes. The King forces Hop-frog to drink wine, although he had no intentions of wanting to drink at all. After two glasses, the King then tries to get Trippetta to drink; Trippetta was a beautiful woman, but was also dwarfed like Hop-Frog....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story]

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The Atrahasis and Genesis: Two Creation Stories

- Genesis in the modern world is a highly criticised text, and frequently the most misunderstood, most people do not realise that it is composed of three separate books with two creation stories if we employ source division. (J.ROGERSON P63). Often these two texts are interpolated rendering our own distorted views. In there simplest form they tell a story of the creation of the world and the earliest history of humanity, they then go on to tell the destruction of the world from a flood then the story of Jacob and his ancestors who came to be named Israel....   [tags: compare, contrast, comparison]

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The, By Stories, And Learn

- As humans, we constantly find ourselves engaged in the act of story telling. We are story telling and story creating animals—we act by stories, teach by stories, and learn by stories. A narrative is best described as a representation of a particular situation, process, or idea, in such a way to reflect on or communicate a set of overarching ideas. In short, narratives can be used as mechanisms to domesticate the wild world around us, and have influential value. In the social sciences, narratives are useful as a means of interpretation and finding meaning in the context of a culture....   [tags: Religion, Ritual, The Lion King]

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Three Common Errors in Thinking

- Humans beings like to make things easier for ourselves. Therefore we take away the chance of thinking critically to provide an explanation for our questions because we often tend to fall victim to commonplace errors in thinking. There are three that are most utilized on a day-to-day basis. Three errors in thinking that are the most prosaic -- preferring stories to statistics, seeking to confirm, and arguing from ignorance -- can also be easily avoided. The first error thinking is that of placing a higher value in stories over statistics....   [tags: statistics, beliefs, ignorance]

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An Exploration of Gothic Horror Stories

- An Exploration of Gothic Horror Stories Gothic horror is a type of romantic, horror fiction based on irrational fear that predominated in 18th century England. The term 'gothic' originated from the architectural style of the middle ages, but came to describe the dark, terrifying tales that achieved such popularity. Gothic horror can be determined by many things which exist in all gothic horror stories, for example eerie settings such as gothic monasteries, bleak comfortless castles, grave yards and cobwebbed rooms lit by guttering candles....   [tags: Papers]

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Author's Treatment of Fate and the Supernatural in Short Stories Written Before 1914

- Author's Treatment of Fate and the Supernatural in Short Stories Written Before 1914 Using a selection of short stories written before 1914, compare and contrast their authors’ treatment of fate and/or the supernatural I understand the term supernatural to be an event or being that is abnormal in some way and for which there is no rational explanation. Although traditionally the supernatural is confined to spiritual beings, such as ghosts, I perceive it to have a much wider meaning. I will be investigating how certain writers of short stories view the supernatural and how they adapt it into their stories....   [tags: Short Stories Yellow Wallpaper Lost Hearts Essays]

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Traditional Literature: Three Cinderellas

- Most people are familiar with the Cinderella story as told in the translation by Marcia Brown. There are also cultural and parodied versions of this tale. For a cultural version, I will be referring to Sootface, an Ojibwa tale retold by Robert D. San Souci and illustrated by Daniel San Souci (San Souci, 1994). The parody I've chosen is "Cinderumpelstiltskin", found in the book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith (Scieszka, 1992). All three renditions are picture storybooks, and have similarities in the cast of characters and in the motifs of transformation and magic, but there are significant differences within those similar the...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Five Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

- Barnabás Kanik Five short stories of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) pioneered many of the most enduring forms of American popular culture, including detective story and the Gothic or sensational tale. I will compare and contrast five short stories of Poe: The Gold-Bug, The Purloined Letter, “Thou Art the Man”, The Cask of Amontillado and The Pit and the Pendulum. The genre, the purpose and role of the narrator and the parallelism between all of the stories will be examined. The five stories can be split up into two groups by their genre: detective story and gothic horror....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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First Paragraphs in Short Stories

- FIRST PARAGRAPHS First paragraphs are fundamental to the story and need to “hook” the reader in. If the first paragraph doesn’t grab you, then why would you read further. The first paragraph is where you are introduced to the tone of the story and sets the stage by introducing the main character(s) and giving information to entice us to continue reading. Three stories that have strong first paragraphs that draw us in and help us understand the character and story are: “A Sick Call” by Morley Callaghan, “A Bird In The House” by Margaret Laurence, and “One Evening” by David Helwig....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Colonialims and the Use of Narrative in Stories Helped Fight Colonialism

- Chinua Achebe was an influential Nigerian author during the 1900’s who was credited with his three essays which have been fused together into the book “Home and Exile”. In his stories he discusses things such as his own Igbo people, the problems with colonialization, the strength that stories can have and many more topics. A big part of his essays are on his thoughts of colonialism, the impact it has had on his home of Nigeria, and how stories written by others either helped justify colonialism or rejected it....   [tags: Discrimination, Africa, British]

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Poe's Guidelines For Short Stories

- Edgar Allan Poe was a writer who used strict personal guidelines for writing short stories. "The Fall of the House of Usher" is an excellent example in which three of his guidelines are quite evident- telling a story in the first person, beginning at the beginning, and using unity of effect. For instance, the story is told in the first person narrator. Also "The Fall of the House of Usher" starts at the true beginning of these events without any preliminary incidents or background. Furthermore, the story is based around the single effect of terror....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Darkness of Irony in Flannery O'Connor's Short Stories

- The central theme of Flannery O’Connor’s three short stories is irony. Her stories are parables, that is, short stories with a lesson to be learned. She was a writer who suffered from Lupus. Her father died of the same illness when she was thirteen. Her Catholic beliefs reflected in her work, as well as the implementation of violence and darkness ironically used in her short stories. The titles in the stories give the readers an idea that the stories are the opposite of what the titles really state....   [tags: Race, Literature]

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Exploration of Several Short Stories

- Exploration of Several Short Stories Short stories have a lot to offer that novels cannot. We looked at three short stories and focussed on Your Shoes and Flight. We briefly looked at Growing Up. “Your Shoes” is about a mother who is writing to her daughter who has run away. Writing the letter is pointless because the mother has reason to believe the daughter is living on the streets and there fore has no address to send the letter to. The daughter ran away because her mother had been treating her like a child and buying her things that she had wanted when she was a child but never got, like the shoes and the curtains....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis Of Mary Hood 's First Collection Of Stories

- 1. Mary Hood’s first collection of stories is titled How Far She Went (1984), and her second collection was entitled And Venus is Blue (1986). These stories have been reprinted in textbooks. She also pubished a novella called Seam Busters and then later published another collection of stories entitled A Clear View of the Southern Sky. In 1995, Hood published a novel, Familiar Heat, and later published an extensive essay on Northwest Georgia in The New Georgia Guide (1996). 2. The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story says of Hood’s work, “Fifteen of the sixteen stories in her two short story collections are set in the past three decades in Georgia, reflecting the n...   [tags: Short story, Novel, Fiction]

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Real Life Applications of Stories about The Forbidden Trees

- ... The Lord God punished the woman and Adam, because they did not listen to his command. This connects to our society today, because many people who are forbidden from doing something follow the rules until that one person tell them something different to break the rule. While breaking this rule, that person will most likely face consequences in the end. In the story, “Popul Vuh,” there was a maiden who heard about the Calabash tree. “No one is to pick the fruit, nor is anyone to go beneath the tree,” they said (“Popul Vuh” 1752)....   [tags: freedom, fruit, society]

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The Stories and Narratives Between The Virgen Mary, Rachel and Fatima

- Religion is a key aspect to the culture of today’s society, as well as, for thousands of years prior. One major key distinction remains, most religions are male dominated traditions. Catholic, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy truly exemplify this. However, the importance and major role women play within the realm of different theologies is evident. Mary, the Catholic Virgin Mary, the Jewish Rachel, and Islamic Fatima are three important saints whose influence and importance is recognized. The term saint sometimes may blur between mortal beings and heavenly realms....   [tags: islam, jewish, religion, woman]

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Julio Cortazar's Blow-Up and Other Stories

- In Julio Cortazar’s Blow-Up and Other Stories, the short stories Letter to a Young Lady in Paris, Continuity of Parks and Blow-Up demonstrate the theme of concealing reality. Cortazar uses closely intertwined imagery and symbolism throughout his short stories to conceal the overall message. In Letter to a Young Lady in Paris there is the allusion to repression of the main character as he writes about his continual problem of vomiting bunnies and his eventual suicide. The story Continuity of Parks, a man reads a story and finds out that he is a part of a dramatic love affair and becomes murdered by the main character in the novel, demonstrating repressed sexual desire....   [tags: concealing reality theme]

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Comparison of Flood Stories

- Comparison of Flood Stories There have been numerous flood stories identified from ancient sources throughout the world. The Bible and the Koran both have flood stories that are similar but also share differences. The Epic of Gilgamesh also has a flood myth that is contrary to other flood accounts. Even though these stories are all dissimilar they all start because of the faults of man. The notion of the flood comes from a varied source in each story. In the Koran it was Noah who asked God to flood the Earth because of man’s sins while in the Bible, God called down upon Noah and told him of the plan to flood the Earth and destroy all that was upon it because of man’s wickedness....   [tags: essays papers]

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Nineteenth Century Prose Stories

- Nineteenth Century Prose Stories In this piece of work I will be comparing three different short stories to see the connection between them. I will be looking at three of the stories that we have read and be commenting on the way that the different authors use the figures of fathers and stepfathers. Now I will give some background to the three stories that I will be comparing. The first story is called "Tony Kytes the Arch-Deceiver" which was written by Thomas Hardy. It is written in the first person but we do not know who is telling the story and he is looking back at something that happened in the past.....   [tags: Papers]

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Stories of Poverty

- I could write a story about how I was profiled when I arrived at the Oakland greyhound station. How when my boyfriend and I walked past the security guard he hesitated and then said, “You two are fine.” Later I would find out that the routine not only consists of checking luggage for harmful weapons and substances, but of frisking passengers, arms spanned, legs apart. Or instead I could write about how my bus going to Reno was delayed at the top of Donnar pass. How all thirty-five of us spent five hours watching the lights of cars and semi-trucks go past our windows....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Creation Stories

- Creation Stories All cultures seek to explain how everything in this world was created. They come up with their own creation stories that describe the creation of themselves and the things around them. Most creation stories also attempt to explain mysterious phenomena, teach lessons to the listeners, and emphasize aspects of life that each culture finds important. The three creation stories that I chose to compare were the creation myths of the Mande, the African Bushmen, and the Egyptians. These creation stories, though extremely different do share some similarities....   [tags: African Creation Tales Essays]

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A Journey in Time for Three Famous Authors

- Some may call it magic, others will. But how three writers from the sixteenth century came out of a bright flash in lower manhattan in the middle of the day no one will know. How the writers described it was a lightning storm and a bright flash brought them to this time period. traveling through centuries of history in only a few mere seconds. Seeing the world through the eyes of someone that came from such a distant time is something out of the ordinary. Like Dorothy coming out of the house into Oz with full color....   [tags: authors, history, memories]

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The Appeal of Arthur Conan Doyle's Stories

- The Appeal of Arthur Conan Doyle's Stories Over 120 years ago the lived a fictional character called "Sherlock Holmes", who lived at 221B, Baker Street. Arthur Conan-Doyle created the character in 1887 and the stories are still popular today. In 1887 Doyle was going to stop writing the stories but he got death threats telling him to keep Holmes alive, he did what they asked. I am going to examine and write about three stories: "The Speckled Band" "Silver Blaze" "The Cardboard Box" "The Speckled Band" is a murder story set in the countryside and is about a man who kills his step-daughter because of the money she will inherit on her marriage....   [tags: Papers]

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Gothic Short Stories

- Gothic Short Stories Gothic stories are usually dark and mysterious, set mostly at night, and frequently have the appearance of bad weather. Gothic stories hit a peak in Victorian times, when Jack the Ripper and other famous lawbreakers struck fear into peoples hearts. This grim time was not helped by the very inefficient police force, this left people wanting to hear of more heroes in their world. I have read 3 famous gothic short stories, and in my essay I am going to explore them in detail to decide how suspense has been created, and how effective this is....   [tags: Papers]

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Creation Stories of Babylon, Egypt, and Genesis

- Creation myths of Babylon, Egypt, and Genesis There are many similarities in the Babylonian, Egyptian, and Genesis stories. In all the stories one god creates man and explains how all things on earth come to being. They also set up their calendars and show examples of evil within each story to set up moral rules for man to live by. How do these elements compare between each of these stories. In the Babylonian myth the God Marduk creates man from the blood of another god Kingu. “Blood will I compose, bring a skeleton into being, Produce a lowly, primitive creature, ‘Man’ shall be his name.” In Egyptian myth the God Rae creates man and takes this form....   [tags: Creationism Compare Contrast]

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Creating Morals in Victorian Short Stories

- Creating Morals in Victorian Short Stories I have read recently several Victorian short stories I noticed that many had similar styles and contents. But the three stories that I found most interesting were: The Persons of the tale and The House of Eld both by R L Stevenson and The Superstitious Man’s Story by Thomas Hardy. In these three stories I found that they were linked by the use of a narrator to tell the story of what had happened to the main characters through their fear, heroism and morality....   [tags: The House of Eld The Persons of the Tale Essays]

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Language and Structure of Sherlock Holmes' Stories

- Language and Structure of Sherlock Holmes' Stories In "The veiled lodger" Holmes is passed on a message by a landlord, from a tenant. It said do you wish to find out what really happened to Mr. Render. When Holmes and Watson got to the house they find out that the tenant was Mrs. Render. They also found out that Mr. Render did not die the way they originally thought, which was being attacked by a lion, but it was a murder carried out by Mrs. Render and her lover called Leonardo....   [tags: Papers]

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Southern Culture in American Short Stories

- Each of the authors in the three short stories, Andreas Lee's "Anthropology," Alice Walker's "Roselily," and William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" use a Southern background to show how people are ingrained to their past, and fearful of change. They each use Southern culture to show how it develops the personalities and inner feelings of the characters. Each story shows the fear and struggle of people who have made a change, or who would like to make a change, but are afraid of what change will mean to their lives and culture as they know it....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Stephen King : A Of Horror Stories

- Stephen King is a famous author, he writes a lot of horror stories. Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947 at Maine general hospital in Portland. His Parents names are Nellie Ruth and Donald Edwin King. He has an older brother named David. Donald left the family so Ruth took over raising the family with help from relatives. As a kid King had a recurring nightmare where he entered a room and saw a suicide victim hanging from a ceiling. He later incorporated the scene into a n early book called Salem’s Lot....   [tags: Stephen King, Novel, Tabitha King, Naomi King]

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Analysis Of The Story ' The Stories '

- Here 's the story. You graduate high school you think you know what you 're doing and go straight off to college. You’ve heard stories about college and its heavy expenses and life after it, but still, you think you could manage it with the help of your parents or financial aid. After all, you do believe these stories are just “myths” (a story handed down through history, often through oral tradition, that explains or gives value to the unknown)(Isaac, 1) to scare you away, therefore, you continue on with it....   [tags: Higher education, Academic degree, Minimum wage]

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The Lakota Way : Stories And Lessons

- In the book the Lakota way: stories and lessons for living, by Joseph M Marshal III, the virtue of love, the root of all other virtues is the first virtue necessary to living a virtuous life. A life of virtue is lived by putting the needs of others first, allowing oneself to decrease so that all may be given the opportunity to thrive. The decrease of oneself is an act of humility, which cannot be done without a strong virtue of love. Love is the root of all other virtues, it is from love that humility, respect, sacrifice and honor flow....   [tags: Virtue, Ethics, Prudence, Positive psychology]

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Comparing the Stories of Mark and Peter

- The stories of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection in the gospels Mark and Peter differ greatly. Each author has his own plot, descriptive language, audience and characterization of Jesus. What we know about Jesus and how he is portrayed changes between the gospels. For example, the Gospel of Mark uses many Jewish references and makes parallels to the Old Testament which was most likely for the benefit of a Jewish audience. Also, the Jesus in Mark’s gospel is characterized to be more divine, befitting the expectations of the Jewish community....   [tags: Religion, Gospel]

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Overlapping Stories of Osiris and Jesus

- ... Osiris was born of 2 Gods and is the great Grandson of the most powerful God of Egypt, Ra, but was attended all his life by Pamyles and was brought up to be a king of Egypt. Osiris taught the people of Egypt who were barbaric at the time how to feed themselves by growing crops and how to worship the Gods and he gave them laws to live by. Osiris was a great king and after he taught the Egyptian peoples how to be civilized he then left and when on a journey to teach other peoples the same laws on how to be a civilized culture....   [tags: gospel, bible, god]

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The True Stories of Tax Cheaters

- Last week, we talked about the IRS Criminal Investigation unit, which just released their Fiscal 2012 report. That report was filled with the sort of dry statistics you would expect from an IRS annual report: 5,125 total investigations launched, 202 crooked tax preparers indicted, 199 identity thieves sent to prison, and 64 months average time behind bars for money launderers. But the report also includes dozens of stories of tax cheats who really just should have known better — and some whose stories are so entertaining we just had to share them....   [tags: IRS, tax, fraud]

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The Sidney's and Their Love Stories

- The Sidney’s and Their Love Stories There is an obvious connection between the sonnet sequence of Lady Mary Worth’s Pamphilia to Amphilanthus and Sir Philip Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella. Not only are these sonnets sequence are similar because they are about two lovers, but there are also many sonnets from both sequences that can be related in context, rhyme and emotions. In particular sonnet seven in Pamphilia to Amphilanthus and sonnet fifty-three in Astrophil and Stella are relatable in several aspects....   [tags: Sonnets, Poetic Analysis, Comparisons]

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The Short Stories Of English Literature

- The common theme found through reading various pieces of Scottish literature is the reality that comes to life. The pages of artistic work the writers put forth are astounding. The literature has a beating heart of its’ own. The venues that audiences explore will allow them to see exactly this point. The poetry is designed to fluently glide through Scottish history. Then when readers connect the verse to the short stories they will become aware of the in-depth quality that reflects the important aspects of life....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Novel, Scotland]

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The True Power of Stories

- Story telling is something extremely powerful. Stories are used as an escape, a connection, or a memory. In “How To Tell A True War Story”, by veteran and author Tim O’Brien, stories were used to help keep the author sane after fighting in a brutal war. In “Selections from Reading Lolita in Tehran”, written by Azar Nafisi an author and activist, Nafisi explains how escaping reality through works of fiction helped her keep her individuality and sanity during a time of great struggle in her homeland of Iran....   [tags: Azar Nafisi, Tim O'Brien, Matha Stout]

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Nature's Gold and Ghost Stories

- ... “Eden Sank to grief” is explaining how we know as time goes on that we are getting older, and some or most of us will look at death as either something that will happen someday or as something that is coming too quick. But we all must deal with the fact that it is coming for us eventually. Eden of course is the Garden of Eden from the Bible and Eden is used to bring this poems symbolism closer to my explanation of what this poems theme or meaning is. “Implicit in the Garden story is the idea that Eden was God's dwelling place, where He dwelt in close proximity to the first man and woman,” (Schachter, 2013)....   [tags: Robert Frost's Nothing Gold Can Stay]

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A Lot Of Great Stories

- There are a lot of great stories but this story of Mathew is incredible. Many know Mathew since freshman year and some even became close to him, building lasting and good friendships. He’s confident, has a good humor, is humble, and courageous. But getting to know him more and more, one can find out a lot of things about him. Furthermore, Mathew is that type of person who has a lot of dreams and goals that he wants to accomplish. For instance, one of his goals is to finish high school, but he has some problems with that....   [tags: High school, Friendship, Good and evil, Teacher]

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A Lot Of Great Stories

- There are a lot of great stories but, this story of Mathew is incredible. Many have know Mathew since freshman year and some even became close to him, building lasting and good friendships. He’s confident, has a good humor, is humble, and courageous. But getting to know him more and more, one can find out a lot of things about him. Furthermore, Mathew is that type of person who has a lot of dreams and goals that he wants to accomplish. For instance, one of his goals is to finish high school, but he has some problems with that....   [tags: High school, Friendship, Good and evil, Teacher]

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Book Review of The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angea Carter

- ... Finally the last three stories are werewolf stories loosely based on the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Transformation is a common these in all of these stories. In fact these stories act as reminders that human beings can change. In “The Courtship of Mr. Lyon” or “The Tiger’s Bride” the heroine struggles to experience herself as an individual instead of an objectified being. In “The Courtship of Mr. Lyon”, the young innocent trades her passive nature for that of a more worldly person. In “The Tiger’s Bride” the heroine becomes a tigress, discovering and accepting her animal side....   [tags: women, power, desire, sexuality, ideas]

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Mercer Mayer: "Little Criter" Short Stories and the Crucial Life Lessons They Portray

- ... None of these main characters are named; however, they all appear in almost every book (with the exception of Little Brother). These five characters constitute the common denominator of characters in the series and are a commonality between all of Mayer’s “Little Critter” books. The difference between the books then, arguably, are the characters that are in focus. For example, in “A Very Special Critter,” the entire book is about a new student at Little Critter’s School: Alex. Alex is in a wheelchair, so Little Critter’s dad talks to him about how even though Alex is different, he is just like everybody else....   [tags: Books, Author, Children]

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Poe's Childhood in Stories

- Edgar Allan Poe is a very well known short stories author as well as a poet in the 1800 and even now. He has written many short stories, and all of these stories always has a deeper meaning to what he’s saying. This makes the readers think more than they normally would in other short stories and also make it so that the reader can find out more about it indirectly. His life had never been a normal happy life. He was in the same room with his brother when his mother died. He was there for two days with the dead body of his own mother which must have brought on trauma....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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How Conan Doyle Creates Suspense and Tension in the Sherlock Holmes Stories?

- Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 22nd May 1859. He attended Edinburgh University and graduated with a degree in medicine, in 1881. He then practised as a doctor from 1882-1891, but not very successfully. Whilst practising as a doctor, in 1887, he published his first short story featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, “A study in Scarlet”. The Strand magazine, founded in 1890, published a series of Sherlock Holmes stories, this let both the detective and the magazine becoming extremely popular....   [tags: Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, ]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Last Couple Of Stories ' By Harriet Beecher Stowe

- In the last couple of stories that we have read the theme of all of the stories have been religion and slavery. Religion according to is, “a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.” The authors made the theme religion very apparent in all stories because most of the slaves and slave owners were Christians but they all practiced their Christian religion differently....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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Chinese Buddhist Miracle Stories

- As the Han Empire fell into disarray, so did the Confucian ideological framework. The significance and importance of the supernatural and nether world heightened as scholars and intellectuals began to raise their interest towards the new explanations. This newly formed interest resulted in the creation of indigenous Chinese tales, often with unusual and extraordinary storylines. At the same time, this “new philosophical inquiry” sparked off Buddhism’s influence. As Buddhism spread throughout the country, many foreign Buddhist literatures were translated where most of these tales and stories were of didactic nature....   [tags: Buddhism]

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Techniques for Successful Stories

- When writing fictional stories authors often use a variety of writing strategies such as a theme, point of view of the narrator, and symbols to effectively communicate their personal ideas throughout their stories. These various techniques are believed to make writers work successful and without them, their stories would be incomplete. Without a main idea or underlying meaning of the literary work, also known as the theme, there would be no true meaning to a story (Dixson). A theme is the main purpose and is what makes a true story successful....   [tags: Fiction, Themes, Symbolism, Perspective]

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Stories about Reproductive Justice

- ... These oppressing factors restrain Women of Color from exercising their reproductive rights by removing or limiting reproductive choices. For example, the racist ideology, white “racial purity” has been used as a basis of justification for population control strategies in the U.S since the 19th century, Silliman et al. (2004). Some of the population control strategies were racially motivated that they became synonymous to the civil rights of poor women to medical care. These strategies continue to undermine the choices that the Women of Color have in deciding whether or not they want to have children because they do not want to be stigmatized with poverty....   [tags: reproductive rights, oppression, slavery]

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Christian Werthmuller's War Stories

- Since the beginning of history there has always been conflict and disagreement, which led to battle and confrontation. Ever since these hostilities have emerged, the problems that spark the conflicts and the battle itself have been illustrated in textbooks and plastered all over the internet, yet no one really takes the time to think of the many soldiers and people who risk their lives for our safety and freedom. To gain a tighter grasp on history and what these veterans have done for us, we interviewed army veteran, Christian Werthmuller, who participated in Black Operations, Operation Desert Storm, and the Iraq War....   [tags: Biography]

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Focus on Setting: Games at Twilight and Other Short Stories by Anita Desai

- The Merriam Webster dictionary defines setting as “the place and conditions in which something happens or exists or the time place and conditions in which the action of a book, movie, etc takes place. In the short story collection called, “Games at Twilight and Other Short Stories”, written by Indian novelist, Anita Desai there is a huge focus placed on setting which plays a huge role in the development of the story. This essay would be based on three short stories from this particular collection; ‘Games at Twilight’, ‘Studies in the Park’ and ‘Pineapple Cake’....   [tags: ravi, anita, pineapple cake]

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Annie Strayed And Chris Mccandless Have Similar Stories That Ended Up Contrarily

- Cheryl strayed and Chris McCandless have had similar stories that ended up contrarily. To compare their lives, there are three main aspects that has to be taken in consideration. First, the way that they grew up with their families, and how they became stressed and depressed over the time. Second, what their escape was to overcome their depression. Third, what they actually did and what was the result of their actions. Both of Cheryl and Chris grew up in a similar conditions. Cheryl have had some issues when she was young specifically from her father’s side....   [tags: Mother, Mother insult, Heroin]

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Inspired Stories

- Authors are remembered not only for their contributions to literature, but also for their distinct writing styles. Flannery O’Connor’s cynical and grotesque style with an emphasis on morality distinguishes her as a great American author. The unique combination of characteristics found in her writing is explored in O’Connor’s collection of short stories called “A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories.” Flannery O’Connor’s Catholic upbringing in the South, adolescent tragedy, education, and personal illness influenced her to write the collection of short stories, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories.” Flannery O’Connor’s Catholic upbringing instilled within her a passi...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Three Tales of Cymbeline

- The Three Tales of Cymbeline Cymbeline has always been a difficult play to categorize. The original collection of Shakespeare's plays, "The First Folio" (published in 1623), classifies it as a tragedy; modern editors have revised that to comedy, and to distinguish it further from other comedies, it is also referred to, along with The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, and Pericles, as a romance. Of course, like so many other plays of Shakespeare, these classifications are only guidelines rather than definitions, for an attempt to analyze a work of art according to somewhat arbitrary classifications is to diminish the very essence - its originality - that makes it a work of a...   [tags: Shakespeare Cymbeline Essays]

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What are the Three Branches of the Navajo Nation Government?

- The Navajo Nation Government (A Nation within a Nation) The Navajo Nation consists of Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. The Navajoland is larger than 10 of the 50 states in America. Navajo Nation is the name of a sovereign Native American established by the Dine (1). To be en-enrolled member of the Navajo Tribe, the person requesting to be enrolled has to have a blood-quantum of one-fourth degree Indian blood. When you have one-fourth blood quantum, you get a Certificate of Indian Blood (C.I.B)....   [tags: Native Americans ]

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Joseph Boyden 's Three Day Road

- While Joseph Boyden 's Three Day Road is an exploration of the horrors of the Great War, it is as much a tale of homeland horrors. The stories Niska tells Xavier point to the devastation wrought by residential schools, racially motivated sexual violence, and government-sanctioned genocide all underscore historical violence. The bridge which Boyden uses to compare the violence of the homeland and that with the Great War is the figure of the windigo, a cannibalistic monster which roams both the frigid bush (44) as well as the devastated, crater-filled warzone of France (349)....   [tags: World War I, World War II]

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Illinois Ghost Stories

- Ever have a ghostly experience with something or someone that has not crossed over yet. To most people’s shock, most celebrities have experienced a ghost encounter in their life. Some believe in ghosts and others do not. Some even captured photographs of them and do not even know it until further investigation of it when they found unexplainable things in them. A lot of people in Illinois have experienced ghosts and have told stories about them, for example, the story of old A. Bookbinder of the Bartonville insane asylum or the St....   [tags: ghost, past, present, encounter]

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The Reasons Behind the Popularity of Conan Doyle's Crime Stories

- The Reasons Behind the Popularity of Conan Doyle's Crime Stories Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was best known as the creator of perhaps the most famous and successful fictional stories. I think that Conan Doyle's crime stories were among the most popular, and they still are to the present day. The story that Conan Doyle wrote was amazingly powerful and hooked the reader in a way that I thought was fantastic. When Conan Doyle was writing his stories, there was near enough always a scene of weirdness and mysterious tension being built up in the background....   [tags: Papers]

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Arthur Conan Doyle's Stories and Their Undying Appeal

- Arthur Conan Doyle's Stories and Their Undying Appeal When the Sherlock Holmes books were written, London was rife with croime. The slums, especially, were victims to prostitution, murder and drug abuse. Jack the Ripper was free on the streets, making many people scared. The police couldn't catch him so the public resented the police force as they weren't seen to be protecting them. I think that this is one of the reasons why the Sherlock Holmes stories were so successful. The idea of a detective who solves every crime would appeal highly to a Victorian readership....   [tags: Papers]

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The Genre Of Traditional And Modern Short Stories

- The Genre Analysis of Traditional and Modern Short Stories The traditional short story is a genre of a prose. It is a fiction work that presents a world in the moment of an unexpected change. The traditional short story obeys some rules, such as the unexpected change and major events with detail. The modern short story is a revolution which is based on the traditional short story. In other words, if the traditional short story is in the first floor, the modern short story is in the second floor....   [tags: Short story, Fiction, Novel, Novella]

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