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  • One Bad Point
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    A. The main idea of this story is for the colonists that landed on the new earth to get out of's (an alien life that lives on the planet) underground city, that was thought to be built a long time ago. 1. One event that is really important to the plot of the story was, the colonists were wondering in the dessert for days. They we rerunning out of water, their best bet was to follow their tracers to the nearest body of water. An underground city was the closest thing to having water. Another impo...
  • Balance Between Reality And Imagination Ursula Leguin
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    A Balance Between Reality And Imagination Ursula LeGuin wrote Why Are Americans Afraid of Dragons because she wanted to send out a message. She wants people to use their imaginations without going too far in a world of fantasy. LeGuin also feels that humans should be taking a mature, humane, trusting approach to the truth. Of all the short stories read in the ENG OAO class, LeGuin would appreciate By the waters of Babylon the most. LeGuin would really like the message that Willa Cather has portr...
  • Stupid Boring Story
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    Critical Response Essay I class, we read a short story by George Orwell called Shooting an Elephant. It was a story about courage, judgment, and the pressure of peers. I personally did not like this story. I found it boring, pointless, and just another 'hasn't -this -happened -to -you's tory about nothing. However, it was very well written, and if I had to critically respond to this story, I would praise the author on a number of things. The story opens by describing the relationship between the...
  • Delany And Immigrants
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    Tortilla Curtain: Jack Jardine Jack Jardine is a very interesting character in the story Tortilla Curtain. He has a very strong influence on Delany Moss bacher, one of the central characters in the story. His influences, along with the tragic string of events concerning Delany and Candido, produce a complete turn around in the ideals of Delany by the end of the story. At the start of the story Delany is a 'liberal humanist'; , albeit a hypocritical one, but by the end of the story Delany is carr...
  • Climax In To Build A Fire
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    The Climax in To Build a Fire After our class discussion, it seemed like that most of the class enjoyed the short story, To Build A Fire, by Jack London. I enjoyed the story personally myself also. During the discussion, there was something that I disagreed with. It was said that the climax of the story occurs at the part of the story in which the man lights all of the matches and the fire goes out. Then he scratched the bunch along his leg. It flared tightly against the matches. It flared into ...
  • Full Story Of The Main Character's Life
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    Red Plaid Shirt Where are the memories of our pasts held? In scrapbooks full of photographs, or perhaps written on the pages of a locked diary? Picture though, something as simple and ordinary as a closet full of clothes. Think about its contents, where they have been worn, what they have been through, the stories attached to each item. The nameless protagonist of Diane Schoemperlen's short story Red Plaid Shirt does this as she recalls a snippet of her past life with each article of clothing sh...
  • News To Mrs Millard
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    Freedom " The Story of an Hour " Kate Chopin " The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin is about an hour in the life of Mrs. Millard. Mrs. Millard has a heart condition. Some terrible news has come about her husband. He had died in a railroad disaster. Josephine (Mrs. Millard's sister) and Richard (husband's friend) were going to break the news to Mrs. Millard as calmly and gently as they could. Richard was in the Newspaper office when the news was received about a railroad disaster. When Mrs. Milla...
  • Neverending Story By Michael Ende
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    Fantastica's Endless Realm of Stories "Moo-oo-on Child!" (Ende 225) Screams Bastian. His hopes of this endless story to rid its endless entity has nothing but created a nightmare in his and Atreyu's world. From the Gnomics project of the mammoth-like Sphinxes to the rescue of the Child-like Empress to the Water of Life, Atreyu and Bastian are two separate characters who are parted by two different kingdoms but unknowingly pursue on strange adventures in the same settings. Not only do they live o...
  • Short Story
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    Mastering The Short Story Although I perceive Paul Darcy Boles to be an uppity, egotistic, and somewhat euphorically rambling old man from his style of writing, there is some beneficial information for someone wishing to create a commercially viable short story. However, I feel that creating a story with the goal of marketability is a grave mistake that ruins countless numbers of otherwise perfectly enjoyable works of literature. It is no surprise that this style of writing is being taught to th...
  • End Of The Story Virgil And Gillespie
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    In the Heat of the Night Essay For my essay I have chosen to write about the topic about Tibbs and Gillespie understanding and respecting each other. In the beginning of this story Gillespie thought of Virgil as he would of thought of any other Negro, but soon he found out he was wrong, Virgil was a very gifted detective with lots of skills. When Tibbs was first taken in to see Gillespie, Gillespie was yelling and screaming at Tibbs for no reason but Virgil did not break down to the harassment a...
  • Husband Of The Narrator
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    Ashley Jameson Mrs. Kelly Armstrong English 102 March. 3, 2005"The Yellow Wallpaper" Charlotte Perkins Gilman, was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut, in the 1860's, by her mother. Charlotte Perkins married a artist, and shortly afterwards gave birth to her daughter. After the birth of her child, Charlotte was diagnosed with an nervous condition. Charlotte then committed herself under the care of Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, after the constant urging of her husband. The care from Dr. Mitchell, an...
  • Flannery O'connor S Usa Of Strong Imagery
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    "A Good Man is Hard to Find: Foreshadowing" In "A Good Man is Hard to find" by Flannery O'Connor, one is struck by the unexpected violence at the end of the story. However, if the story is read a second time, reader can see definite signs of foreshadowing that hints to the ending of the story. Through O'Connor's technique of strong imagery to foreshadow the people and the events in the story is very compelling. There are two significant times that she uses this technique. They are the descriptio...
  • Use Surprise Endings
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    In Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man Is Hard To Find, a book filled with short stories that feed the mind with moral development and growth, many tequnices are used to alter the moral perception os the reader. I found that her techniques of choice consist of dark approaches, irony, satire, and suprising or predictable endings in many of these stories to relate her ideas of different moral conflicts that a person would come in contact with at some point in there lives. She seems to play with the per...
  • End Of The Story
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    The Pit an the Pendulum By: Edger Allen Poe The Pit an the Pendulum by Edger Allen Poe is what this essay came from. The story starts with the heretic getting sentenced the death penalty. He is thrown in a big pitch black pit, with a swinging pendulum hanging from the roof, to eventually be killed in some way. I believe that this character is a dynamic character because he goes through a lot and changes a lot. One thing that was interesting was, that the heretic might have been post humus. He sa...
  • Really Odd Story
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    The Reaper's Image This story is about two men who were transporting an antique mirror from the first floor of an old museum to the fifth. Their names were Spangler and Carlin. This mirror had a history of being haunted, and some people would look into the mirror and see a hooded figure standing behind them. This figure was presumed to be Death, and whenever someone would see this figure they were never seen again. Carlin spends the whole story trying to convince Spangler that this is really tru...
  • Jack's View Of His Role
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    The story "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky", written by Stephen Crane, is a unique look at the old west and percents a different way of storytelling. Instead of focusing on the hero alone, Crane puts the Bride in the title to emphasise the importance of her role in the story. There is also an unusual ending to the story, setting it apart from stereotypical western stories. There is too, sybmolism in the story that makes it unique in its genre. The last sentence of the story has far more significan...
  • Characteristics Of Porter's Short Stories
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    The Master of Twisted Endings Writings of William Sydney Porter: one-third irony and allusions, one-third humor, and bit of a twisted ending, will create one of Porters best short stories he has ever written. The short story, "The Ransom of Red Chief" is by far one of the most hilarious stories he has written (Voss 193). In writing this short story, Porter portrays his life through his character's actions while using his patented "short story formula"; which consists of using irony, literary all...
  • Lust By Susan Minot
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    LUST is a short, autobiographical, serious fiction, written by Susan Minot. The author talks about her fleeting, lustful relationships which were seemingly interesting in the beginning eventually faded away leaving a feeling of disgust, guilt and vacuum within herself. The common theme of the story is that of various adventurous sexual encounters of the author with different boys lasting only too shortly. However at the end of the story, excitement in each encounter changes to the feeling of dis...
  • O Henry's Short Stories
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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 st...
  • Story
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    I really enjoyed this short story. I was really intrigued during the whole story as to what was going to be raffled off or what was going to be done or won at the lottery. They all seemed pretty excited and into the ritual of getting prepared for the lottery that it totally seemed like a happy and joyous event. The story kept you continuously on the edge of my seat waiting, waiting, and waiting, what was the lottery for. It went into slight detail about how they prepared for it with the containe...

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