Comparing Stories Essays

  • Comparing Stories: The Astronomers Wife & The Chrysanthemums

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    different approaches of John Steinbeck and Kay Boyle to the similar thematic. They both deal with marital relationships and it was quite interesting to view lives of ordinary married couples through both “male” and “female eyes”. While Steinbeck opens his story describing the Salinas Valley in December metaphorically referring to the Elisa’s character, Boyle jumps directly to Mrs. Ames’s inner world. Although both writers give us pretty clear picture of their characters, Boyle does it with more emotions aiming

  • Comparing Melville's Moby Dick as a Man's Story and Naslund's Novel, Ahab's Wife as a Woman's Story

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    Comparing Melville's Moby Dick as a Man's Story and Naslund's Novel, Ahab's Wife as a Woman's Story Throughout my reading of Moby Dick and Ahab's Wife, I was disturbed by the fact that the most tempting way to situate the two novels in a relationship was to categorize them as "male" and "female." Moby Dick was, of course, the man's story and Ahab's Wife was its womanly counterpart. This comparison makes sense when you consider the gender of the authors, Melville and Naslund, the gender of their

  • Comparing Death of A Salesman and The Zoo Story

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    Death of A Salesman and The Zoo Story Arthur Miller's  Death of A Salesman , is considered a to be one of the great masterpieces of American Literature.  Comparatively, Edward Albee's, The Zoo Story, is also an incredible work of art. Miller and Albee both depict a the struggles of man in relationships.  Interestingly, both plays seem to parallel each other throughout both works of literature. The Death of a Salesman tells a story of a distressed father, named Willy who struggles with

  • Comparing The Interlopers And The Story Of An Hour

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    When most people think about a short story they immediately think of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox but short stories can be about anything that captures the attention of readers in a way that will leave you wanting more before the story ends. The Interlopers and The Story of an Hour are mostly about conflict and death, but each story shows that in a different way. While both stories are unique in their own ways, conflict and death overcome the characters so much that it becomes all they can think about

  • Comparing Story Of An Hour And The Interlopers

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    Between “Story of an Hour” and “The Interlopers” Some stories are so different that you would say they can’t be similar in anyway. I beg to differ. The short story, ‘The Interlopers’ and the short story, ‘Story of an Hour’, each relate to each other. ‘The Interlopers’ tell the story of two rivals who hate each other with a passion, getting trapped together and eventually overcoming their hate for each other, only for the story to end with them dying. ‘Story of an Hour’ tells a story of a woman

  • Modern Technology: Are We Too Dependent?

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    internet are a major part of people’s lives. The American Society is straying away from their roots as a nature loving community and becoming a community dependent on technology. If comparing stories told by my father about his childhood to those of mine, just one generation apart, drastic differences would be seen. Stories told by my father were of him and his brothers building forts in the woods, going camping for days with neighborhood friends and playing in the woods all day until my grandmother

  • Comparing the Ghost Stories: The Old Nurses Story versus The Ostler

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    Ghost stories have been popular throughout the ages. During the nineteenth century, there was a sudden boom and ghost stories were made popular. Storytelling was the main source of entertainment as there weren't any films, TV's or computer games. People would gather around in groups telling or reading each other stories. The stories were made more real by the superstitions people kept and as the rooms were lit by dim candle light, it built a sense of atmosphere. Most ghost stories were written in

  • Comparing Three Nathaniel Hawthorne Stories

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    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

  • Comparing Story Of An Hour And To Build A Fire

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    "The Story of an Hour" and "To Build a Fire" both concern different types of conflict. 'Person vs self' and 'person vs nature' are the two main conflicts that are discussed. Both of which reveal hidden characteristics and traits of the characters. It may seem as if both the stories are polar opposites, one regarding feelings and the other regarding adventure, yet they are quite alike holding similar morals. Even though the stories date back approximately a hundred years ago, much of it is still relevant

  • Essay Comparing The Story Of An Hour And The Interlopers

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    While reading the two stories The Story of an Hour and The Interlopers I noticed that these stories are completely different. Now most all stories or books have something alike and these two may have some similarities, but they're practically from to different worlds. The first topic I'm going to discuss is the characters. In The Story of an Hour the main character is Mrs.Mallard. In the beginning of the story we lezarn that she is afflicted with heart trouble. In The Interlopers the main character

  • Comparing Marriage In The Storm And The Story Of An Hour

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    late 19th and early 20th centuries. One might want to believe in the fairytales of passion and deep abiding love that appear so often in paperback romance novels, but in her short stories, “The Storm” and “The Story of an Hour”, author Kate Chopin offers two much more realistic tales of married life. With these stories, Chopin reveals the truth: marriage was no better than slavery or indentured servitude for women. “The Storm” gives the reader no background information on why Calixta married Bobinot

  • Essay Comparing The Necklace And The Story Of An Hour

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    Guy De Maupassant and “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin were both undeniably exceptional short stories to flip through and interpret, both enjoyable as well as indulgent with a deeper meaning that leaves readers contemplating their messages long after they’ve finished reading. The two stories were particularly easy to compare because of their similar themes involving gender roles as well as marriage norms, even though they differ in time and setting. In “The Story of an Hour”, Louise Mallard

  • Comparing the Outsiders and West Side Story

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    The Outsiders and West Side Story I read the book The Outsiders and watched the movie the West Side Story, they had many similarities but they also had their differences. I enjoyed both the book and the movie they were very well written. I will tell compare and contrast the book and the movie. In the book The Outsiders the people joined the gang for protection from the Socs who liked to jump them like in the West Side Story the people join for there protection against the other gang from

  • Comparing West Side Story and The Outsiders

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    West Side Story and The Outsiders West Side Story is a book about two gangs living in a large city. The Outsiders is a book with the same concept, two gangs that are archrivals. Even though two different authors wrote these books during two different time periods, they have the same story line. These books are realistic, because gang rivalry is still going on today. They are different, since they were written separately. Also, both these books have different problems between the main characters

  • Comparing Rushdie's Haroun And The Sea Of Stories

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    The Use of Stories That Are Not True Rushdie’s novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories, is a fiction novel that talks about and creates a conflict of “what’s the point of stories that aren’t even true?” (Rushdie 20). Stories that aren’t true take us into their world where you get immersed into the plot and build of the story to a point where you feel that you are in the story and get the understanding of how important every detail is and how everything falls into play of the final product. There is always

  • Comparing Kate Chopin's Lialacs And Other Stories

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    Kate Chopin’s book, Lialacs and Other Stories, there are a multitude of diverse characters, each with their own obstacle or problem they face. Because of this, some characters are viewed as dynamic, meaning they significantly change, or they are viewed as static, meaning they change little to none. In Chopin’s short story, “Athenaise”, the main character Athenaise is revealed as dynamic by the end of the story when battling her husband for nearly the whole story. In “Dead Men’s Shoes”, a good hearted

  • Comparing The Story 'Brer Rabbit And The Fatal Imitation'

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    Brer Rabbit is a timeless character used in many African-American stories. One such story is "Brer Rabbit and the Fatal Imitation" where a very important message of staying true to yourself is expressed. By captivating characters, plot, images and language, the reader can successfully understand this significant message. Let's take a closer look at how the story presents the idea that you shouldn't try to become someone you're not. "Brer Rabbit and the Fatal Imitation" features the popular character

  • Comparing Story Of An Hour, Mrs. Sommers And Desiree's

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    mistreated by their husbands. Men were seen as more superior to women. They were expected to obey their husband, they were trapped inside their husbands bubble. The inspiring stories, “The Story of an Hour”, “A Pair of Silk Stockings”, and “Desiree’s Baby” all implement Kate Chopin’s view of women in society. Throughout the short stories, Mrs. Mallard, Mrs. Sommers and Desiree all portrayed how women were dominated by their husband. The position of the women protagonist highlights the author’s view of woman

  • Comparing Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story

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    Romeo and Juliet versus West Side Story Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story, two timeless dramas that will live forever.  Although both of these stories have many similarities, there are also many differences.  These differences include the differences in sililoquy, the fact that Maria doesn't die, the fact that we never see Tony or Maria's parents, as well as the issues of marriage, the importance of gangs and families to each story.  To understand these differences, I have read and/or

  • Comparing Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story

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    In plays, as in real life, individuals’ actions can change the course of events in theirs, as well as, other individuals’ lives.  In both Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story, the lovers were forced to take their own lives or be killed because of fate and the actions of others. In Romeo and Juliet, one character who is partly responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is Tybalt.  Tybalt enrages Remeo and causes him to kill Tybalt.  In Romeo and Juliet, this brings about Romeo’s exile from