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  • Pete And Julie
    409 words
    There were many characters in the story of Show Boat. In the beginning we met Captain Andy Hawks and his wife Parthy Anne. Andy was the caption of the Cotton Blossom. They had one daughter and her name was Magnolia. The purpose of Andy and Parthy Anne is to add comedy and conflict in the story. They fought a lot and it was very humorous, and it seemed as if they both stood on opposite sides when it came to raising their daughter. Magnolia was probably the star of the musical. She tied in to almo...
  • Wallpaper Of Society's Oppressive Standards
    886 words
    The Struggle For Independence In Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper. "The Yellow Wallpaper" Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" is the story of women's struggle for independence in a patriarchal society. In the story the wallpaper is an important symbol as is the woman behind it. The narrator's thoughts about the wallpaper tell us a great deal of how she feels about the situation she is in. The theme of the story is that by tearing off the chains of oppression one can ...
  • Desiree And Ahmand
    415 words
    'Desiree's Baby', is about a young lady who was nameless and abandoned as a child. Desiree was a child who's future was uncertain until she was found by the Valmonde family. During this time of the Valmondes' life, they had not been blessed with any children, therefore they took in Desiree and raised her as their own child. From the very beginning of the story, I knew that this would be something that I would enjoy. The Valmonde's taking in this child as their own, is two blessing in one. Desire...
  • Man Being An Angel
    1,176 words
    Angel In the story "A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez a man named Pelayo is taking crabs to throw into the sea when returning he finds a man with wings. He then runs to tell his wife of this and in turn they both tell their neighbor who "knew everything about life and death" (Marquez 84). It was not until the neighbor came that the thought of this man being an angel was even introduced into the story. The thought that this thing was an angel is inconclusive since the ...
  • Charlotte And Lyman
    938 words
    Loneliness Loneliness is inherent in the lives of Charlotte, from "Pomegranate Seed", and Lyman, from "The Red Convertible". The writers of the stories have their personal experiences built into their work. In addition, the characters from both stories suffered through similar ordeals; they helplessly watched a loved one dissolve like a fading dream. Kassanoff explains, Wharton recognized her younger self in Sara, a woman in "All Souls' " who, is paralyzed by loneliness (383). This loneliness in...
  • Rowling Presents Fantasy Through Harry Potter
    1,233 words
    A Higher Level of Thinking In J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the author uses the aspect of fantasy to teach courage, friendship and sticking up for yourself through the main character who is enchanted by the world of wizardry. In Edwin A. Abbott's Flatland, the author demonstrates through his analogy of the transcendence of A 2 becoming A 3 the idea of higher dimensions. Abbott presents fantasy through the morphisis that A 2 undergoes to achieve the destiny of transcend...
  • Madame Lantin In The Jewelry By Guy De Maupassant
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    A short story that leaves you with more questions than answers allows the reader to formulate ideas of their own about the meaning of the story. In The Jewelry, by Guy De Maupassant, there are several key points in the story that leave you wondering what exactly was the intent of the writer. It's almost as though the story ends abruptly, that perhaps there should have been more to it. I am now going to take over the job of writer, analyze the story as Maupassant wrote it, and fill in the blanks ...

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