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  • Hard Way
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    B+ paper Between the two stories " A Good Man Is Hard To Find" and " Everything That Rises Must Converge" written by Flannery O'Connor. The choice was difficult but I decided that I liked "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" better then "Everything That Rises Must Converge". A few reasons why I liked "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" is the way the character of the grandmother is bossy and thinks that she knows everything that there is to know. I could relate to the family and the way that they ignored her s...
  • Strong Peyton's Devotion To The Cause
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    An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Ambrose Bierce's short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, takes place during the Civil War near Corinth, Alabama. The protagonist of the story, Peyton Farquhar, is a slave owner and a politician. In the story, Peyton is portrayed as a loving family man with a strong sense of awareness and an equally strong dedication to the South, and the southern cause in the war. Though Peyton has many different characteristics, the three traits mentioned are probably h...
  • Cultural Traditions In Mongolian Weddings
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    Stanley Stewart's "From the Empire of Genghis Khan" is a highly inspiring travel writing filled with hilarious plots vividly portrayed in chronological, fully-detailed, easily followed events. The extract is about a "Mongolian Wedding" which Stewart attended. The extract is very precise as Stewart uses time keywords in chronological order such as "Throughout the evening", "In the morning", "By mid afternoon" and "At four o'clock" at the beginning of each paragraph making it easy for readers to f...
  • Miranda's Feelings Of Rejection
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    Rejection in Life Katherine Anne Porter is regarded as one of the leading modern writers of short stories. Born on May 5, 1890 in Indian Creek, Texas as the great-great-great- granddaughter of the famous American frontiersman Daniel Boone, Porter was educated at various schools. In the 1920's and 1930's, she contributed articles to several newspapers while living in New York City, Louisiana, California, and Washington D.C., as well as Mexico and Western Europe. Miss Porter's first collection of ...
  • Grandmother Cautions Bailey
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    The foreshadowing effect in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find " To foreshadow is to give a hint or a suggestion of a forthcoming event. Flannery O'Connor uses the foreshadowing effect adequately in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find". There were many hints and suggestions that something unpleasant was going to happen in this story. The moment the grandmother first speaks of the misfit, we can assume he will show up later in the story because he is headed in the same direction as the family. Close to the endi...
  • Writings By Willa Cather
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    Amber 02-12-01 Willa Cather wrote several wonderful stories and novels. After reading or viewing three of them and reading a little about her other works on the Internet, I have noticed that all of them have things in common. I have observed that her works often times involve family situations and how different types of people deal with death. The stories tend to reflect a time in her life I would assume. They are also reflected close to her home in many times. The stories tend to use the same t...
  • Drown Family Yunior Befriends Ysrael
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    Drown "The fact that I am writing to you in English already falsifies what I wanted to tell you". (Diaz) Drown; a compilation of short stories, by Junot Diaz portrays the integration of fiction and truth. Yunior, narrator, as he tells his stories, he exaggerates and jumps from one period of his life to another. The characters of the story can relate to many young adults. Their experiences and the journeys of their lives are what most Hispanic teenagers go through. The 10 different stories explai...
  • My Grandfather My Hero
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    My grandfather was a very loving man, he loved his family more than anything he had known. The only thing that could compare to his love for his family, was his love for his country. In his life he would have to make many sacrifices for his country, and the second would be supporting his wife and kids. He took on hardships with ease, he always had a certain calmness to him, this is something I idolize about him, I would like to learn how to act this way. Hes my hero because he was special, not l...
  • Welty's Stories
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    In the short story "Why I Live at the P.O". , author Eudora Welty creates a "grim comedy" in which what happens to the characters immediately seem to be funny but in the end cause them to have a destructive ending. Welty borrows from her own life experiences from being raised in the South to develop a story in which a comic character lives their own sad destructive life in the South. Welty "presents the distortions of life in the context of the ordinary... feminine nonsense-family life, relative...
  • Story The Readers
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    As I was reading the story "The Ultimate Safari", by Nadine Gordimer, I was frustrated by the simplicity and repetitiveness by which she writes. I think it was because it was different then anything else I had read, but when I had to write a paper on a good story that story was the first one to come to mind. All stories have good and bad points by which readers judge them. Most of the time the stories people enjoy, are the ones they can identify with, either as a senioro in their own life, or in...
  • Karr's Family Situation
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    Mary Karr's "Texas, 1961" is a brilliant piece of writing that illustrates Karr's troubled childhood. Karr is a great poet and essayist that knows very well how to get reader attention. Her language skills brilliantly illustrate two transitions of her childhood-before and after the arrival of her grandmother. After reading the story, I was emotionally touched by Karr's family circumstance, but my emotion drifted away toward the end of the story due to the detail of grandma's suffering. The actio...
  • Suzette As Philomene's Mother
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    US History 1610 Book Review April 27, 2003 Tademy, Lalita. Cane River. New York: Warner Books, 2001. Cane River is a familial saga that tells the story of the author's ancestors. The story begins in 1834 with story of Suzette, the author's great-great grandmother. She is a slave living in the Cane River area of Louisiana. Tademy tells Suzette's story for about twenty years, including her trials and tribulations of being a house slave on a medium-size Creole plantation. Suzette is raped by Eugene...

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