• Small Town Characters Story Stories
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    Sun Angel by Chris Fisher is a collection of short stories, each one portraying a different character that grew up in the small town of Dolguard. Each story is written from someone elses point of view, therefore giving us a closer look into the town. We get to see the full picture, and see how the characters shape the way we view life in a small town. The characters in these short stories were all very unique. They ranged from children, young kids just out of college, drunks, and farmers trying ...
  • William Faulkner Great Grandfather
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    The Southern Grown Faulkner William Cuthbert Falkner was born on September 25, 1897 in New Albany, Mississippi. He was the eldest of four brothers from Murry and Maud Butler Falkner (later in his life he restored the "u" to the family name). As a child William always had a strong interest in the arts. He enjoyed painting, writing poetry and other forms of art. During his elementary years William excelled and skipped the second grade (Helmster). However during his early teens he began to waiver ...
  • Native Americans Stories Literature Minorities
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    RACISM AND ITS EFFECTS ON LITERATURE Racial segregation and discrimination is prevalent throughout literature and it is no accident. Racism in literature stems logically from the experiences of the authors and the treatment of minority s. Throughout Braided Lives, there were many short stories that dealt with pain and suffering because of racism. Each author has personal experiences in racism, and expressed how racism made them feel through their writings. Not being allowed in a restaurant, drin...
  • Charles Baxter Short Stories
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    Charles Baxter Authors often write differently in novels then in short stories. This isn't always the case but most times it is. Charles Baxter writes pretty much the same way in his novel's as he does in his short stories. In all of Baxter's stories, there is always an element of realistic features. There's always something you think could happen to you. Baxter takes real life events but always adds a little twist to plot to intrigue the reader. He is known across America for doing this. His s...
  • Red Dress Stories Narrator Story
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    "The Red Dress" and "The Day of The Butterfly" are two very interesting stories, written by an exceptional Canadian author, Alice Munro. Both of these stories are well written and can be associated with what goes on in today's society. The principal characters, human relationships, and the importance of symbolism exist, in both of these stories, strongly. There are many similarities, and also differences between the two short stories, that compare and contrast what can be viewed upon in our dail...
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne Short Stories
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne (July 4, 1804 - May 19, 1864) was a 19 th century American novelist and short story writer. He was born in Salem, Massachusetts and died in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Hawthorne's father was a sea captain and descendant of John Hawthorne, one of the judges who oversaw the Salem Witch Trials. Hawthorne's father died at sea in 1808, when Hawthorne was only four years old, and Nathaniel was raised secluded from the world by his mother. Hawthorne attended Bowdoin College in Maine f...
  • Willa Sibert Cather And His Works
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    Willa Sibert Cather and His Works Willa Sibert Cather was an early twentieth century writer. She wrote about the qualities of courage, sensitivity, and perseverance. Most often, her novels and short stories took place in rural townships. She was born sometime in 1873, in her grandmother's house. She was named after an Aunt Will ela who had died; however, she chose to believe that her name was derived from her grandparent's names. She was the first child of Charles Fectigue and Mary Cather. Will...
  • Life Short Stories
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    Oh What an Ironic World William Sydney Porter, better known by his pen name O. Henry, was widely known for his short stories. He is often to as the 'Master of Short Stories.' His stories were filled with twist and irony within the plot. 'Some have called him the American Maupassant because of his so well made surprising endings' (Online). In 1908 critic Henry James Forman wrote that 'No talent could be more original or more delightful. The combination of technical excellence with whimsical, spar...
  • Willa Cather Short Stories
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    Willa Cather born in December of 1873 in Black Creek Valley in Virginia At the age of 9 moved to Nebraska frontier to join grandparents got her schooling in Nebraska and she attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln began her writing career during college writing short stories and poetry for the Nebraska State Journal and the Lincoln Courier After graduating from Nebraska in 1895 she worked as a teacher and journalist in Pittsburgh She wrote a collection of short stories called The Troll Ga...
  • Successful Relationships And Short Stories
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    Successful Relationships and Short Stories successful relationship is the Holy Grail in life for most people. We are constantly searching and striving to attain that bond with someone with out fully understanding the components involved in making it happen. In a time of serial monogamy, marriage drive thus, and quickie divorces, we don't have much incentive to invest that sort of time. Relationships are easy to get out of. But in order to have a successful relationship, both parties must first ...
  • Short Story Poetry Reading
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    For as long as I can remember, I've loved to read: short stories, fiction, nonfiction sometimes, even philosophy if nothing else were available. This term I've been given more reading assignments than I can ever remember having to deal with. This term has been extra special because we studied no less than three types of literature: short stories, poetry, and drama. While I was in high school, a short story was a book with less than three hundred pages. This term I learned that even though a sho...
  • Short Story Lonely Protagonist Stories
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    I believe that before this statement can be explored one should define the terms used in it. The term short story has often been a question like how long is a piece of string, but in this now we have been able to define it, if not precisely. The short story 'differs from the novel in the dimension which Aristotle calls 'magnitude, and this limitation imposes differences both in the effects that can be achieved and in the choice and managements of the elements to achieve these effects. The idea o...
  • Setting Within Short Stories
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    email: title: Setting within short stories In many short stories, authors use the literary technique of setting to add much detail and significance to the components of the story as well as give clear understanding to the reader. Setting is used as a major contribution to the story and its true meaning. In three highly regarded short stories, "Silent Snow, Secret Snow" by Conrad Aiken, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce, and "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe, settin...
  • Mrs Chundle Rhoda Stories Man
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    The writer of both short stories (Old Mrs Chundle and The Withered Arm) is Thomas Hardy who lived in rural County Dorset. He grew up in rural surroundings and therefore his interests in his writing were generally going to be country life. After reading both short stories I discovered that Hardy seemed to focus mostly on the lives of ordinary people. He wrote about peoples lifestyles, work and also the making and breaking of relationships. I am not going to be looking at that aspect of his writin...
  • O' Connor's Ending Good Man
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    O'Connor's short stories, for some people, might be optimistic since her characters are given opportunities to see themselves for what they are. Her characters, then, have a chance to get rid of their flaws, mostly pride and arrogance. Mr. Head, for example, thinks he's smart and superior to others. However, at the end, he learns that he isn't as good as he thought. "I never seen him before." Saying this, Mr. Head loses Nelson's trust. Turning his back on his only kin, he is ashamed and realise...
  • O Henry's Irony In Real Life
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    According to O. Henry, the twists that life takes teaches the readers that everything will not go the way they wanted or they thought it would be. Nothing is predictable in real life. All most all of O. Henry's short stories proves my statement. "The Last Leaf" is a great story that written by O. Henry. This story is about a young girl named Johnsy who catches pneumonia, and lost all her hops to live. Johnsy and her friend Sue were roommates. They both liked to paint. Sue and Johnsy had their s...
  • Guy De Maupassant Mathilde Page Short
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    Henri Rene Albert (Guy de Maupassant) by Angel Calcorzi ENC. 1102, Rm. 103 Professor Palmer 22 October 2001 Guy de Maupassant (Henri Rene Albert) was born in Chateau de Miromesnil of Normandy, France on August 5, 1850. De Maupassant's father descended from nobility. His parents were wealthy, cultured, middle class people who divorced when de Maupassant was 11 years old. De Maupassant and his brother (Herve) lived with their mother. In 1863 de Maupassant was sent to boarding school at the Instit...
  • Scarlet Letter Hawthorne Hester One
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    A Comparison Of Hawthorne's Works Essay, Research Comparison Of Hawthorne's Works A Comparison of Hawthorne's Works In both of Hawthorne's short stories and The Scarlet Letter, the author uses distinct symbolisms that have more than one meaning. In The Scarlet Letter, the red rose bush and the weeds located at the entrance of the prison symbolize both good and evil. Throughout the novel, the rose bush represents Pearl, and how good things can come out of bad experiences. Hawthorne suggests the r...
  • Haplin Frayser Bierce Short Story
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    Ambrose Bierce's Ise Of Flashbacks And The Ambrose Bierce's Ise Of Flashbacks And The Supernatural In His Short Stories AMBROSE BIERCE'S: USE OF FLASHBACKS AND THE SUPERNATURAL IN HIS SHORT STORIES Ambrose Bierce is known for using both flashbacks and the supernatural in his short stories "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' and "The Death of Haplin Frayser.' Bierce was born on June 24, 1842, in House Cave Creek, Meigs County, Ohio. He also disappeared in Mexico while acting as an observer of tha...
  • Stories For Students Short Hills Story
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    Analysis Of "Hills Like White Elephants' Essay, Analysis Of "Hills Like White Elephants' "Hills Like White Elephants', by Ernest Hemingway, is a short story published in 1927 that takes place in a train station in Spain with a man and a woman discussing an operation. Most of the story is simply dialogue between the two characters, the American and Jig. This couple is at a critical point in their lives when they must decide whether or not to have an abortion. Certain themes arise from this story ...