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  • Change In Alfred's Perception Of His Mother
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    1. In paragraph form and with reference to the story, discuss Alfred's character. In the story, "All the Years of Her Life" the main character is Alfred. In my eyes, the story portrays Alfred has a dependent, not trustworthy, not reliable, and a troubled individual. Alfred is a dependent individual because he is still living with his parents and is not able to keep a job, making him live off of his parents. He is not trustworthy either because he steals from the drugstore in which he works. This...
  • Kingston's Mother
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    Maxine Hong Kingston's "The Woman Warrior" is novel composed of myths and memoirs that have shaped her life. Her mother's talk-stories about her no name aunt, her own interpretation of Fa Mu Lan, the stories of ghosts in doom rooms and American culture have been the basis of her learning. She learned morals, truths, and principals that would be the basis of her individuality. Since her mother's talk-story was one of the major forces of her childhood and since she herself is now talking-story in ...
  • Real Person
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    John Paul Figaro Susan Piontkowski English 1 A Paper #4 James McBride Critique Multi-Cultural Awareness week kicked off with James McBride, the author of The Color of Water, speaking in front of about 100 people. He seemed like a real person, who wasnt out for the money but to get his mothers story told. I thought he was an extremely reliable source because who better to tell a story then someone who was there. One person who I know thought he wasnt reliable was the Jewish English professor who ...
  • Rises Must Converge Oconnor Julians Mother
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    Through out the stories, Everything that Rises Must Converge and Revelation Flannery OConnor presents a view of human judgment on others as the theme. These two excellent works of literature must be evaluated carefully so that they can be compared and contrasted. The two stories provide ground for a solid comparison. Both stories carefully executed characterizations, rising actions that provide complication and suspense, similar settings, and related points of view. Both stories carefully execut...
  • Son's Feelings About His Mother
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    Carver's 'Boxes': Something is Not Right Have you ever had that eerie feeling in the back of your mind that something just is not right? It is as if there is some unknown reason that a situation has a different meaning then what is obvious. This feeling is the disguised backbone of Raymond Carver's story, 'Boxes'. In this story the son seems to be experiencing this feeling as his mother decides to move again. There are gaps in the story line which shows that the son's dialog does not match up wi...
  • Julian's Mother
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    Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'ConnorPlot Structure - I felt that most of the exposition took place in the beginning of the first page. For the rest of the story there was mostly rising action. Then, I felt that the climax came when Julian sees his mother crumple to the ground. The falling action and resolution are packaged together in the last couple paragraphs. Character Terms: Julian - Protagonist, Round, Dynamic Julian's Mother - Antagonist, Round, Static Woman on Bus - Fo...
  • Grenville's Spirited Joans
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    What we " re after, of course, is stories, and we know that history is bulging with beauties. Having found them, we then proceed to fiddle with them to make them the way we want them to be, rather than the way they really were. We get it wrong, willfully and knowingly. But perhaps you could say that the very flagrancy of our 'getting it wrong' points to the fact that all stories even the history 'story' are made. They have an agenda, even if it's an unconscious one. Perhaps there are many ways t...
  • Important Choices Throughout The Stories
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    In the two short stories, "The Free Radio" and "Everything Rises Must Converge", the main characters of each story have to make many important decisions / choices. The choices that are made change how other characters see the main character as well as how they react to them. In the short story, "The Free Radio", by Salman Rushdie, Ram has many choices to make throughout the story. Ram who could have had anything in the world he wanted made many poor choices. Ram was the cutest guy in the town; h...
  • Twyla's Feelings Toward Her Mother
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    "Recitatif", by Toni Morrison, is a profound narrative that I believe is meant to invite readers to search for a buried connotation of the experiences that the main characters, Twyla and Roberta, face as children and as they are reunited as adults. Some of the story's values and meanings involving race, friendship and abandonment begin to emerge as the plot thickens; however, more messages become hidden and remain unrecognized, even until the very last sentence. From the very first paragraph of ...
  • Image Of Dinah's Mothers
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    Literary Analysis: The Red Tent The author and her times Anita Diamant, author of the historic fiction novel, The Red Tent, is a devout Jewish-American living in Newton ville, Massachusetts with her husband and daughter, Emilia. She has written five books about contemporary Jewish life, The Red Tent being her first novel. Diamant may have been influenced by the recent resurgence of creating Midrash im, or stories that attempt to explain the Torah by examining its subtexts. Modern women have take...
  • Page 212 Julian's Mother
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    Everything That Rises Must Converge In the story, 'Everything That Rises Must Converge'; ; Flannery O'Conner uses a number of devices to make an organized plot. Causality, repetition, and structure all contribute in making the plot interesting. The exposition consumes the beginning of the story. This is important because it gives the reader a better understanding of the characters, and sets tones for causality. Being introduced first is Julian's mother. Her attitude and actions are best describe...
  • Woman Warrior Maxine Hong Kingston
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    Storytelling has helped humankind evolve into a wiser species by allowing those with enough attentiveness and intelligence to learn from the mistakes of their predecessors. The Chinese culture, like many others worldwide, base their beliefs largely on stories passed down from generation to generation. Because stories are told and retold, alterations and even new versions appear. Such is the case in ' Fa Mu Lan,' for more than one version is known to exist to this day. Many times the changes in a...
  • Snow On The Road
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    R Hinman Pressured into risky decisions In the short story "Powder" by To bian Wolff, the father of the boy narrating seems like he is desperate to salvage his marriage and show to his wife how responsible he is -ironically by pushing the boundaries of time, safety, and the law in order to get down the mountain on time. The powder, at first a blessing as any ski enthusiast would agree, later becomes a hindrance when it threatens to reveal the immature nature of the mornings decisions he made to ...
  • Customers With Their Needs
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    The Proof of Love If the story "The Sky is Gray" is looked at on the surface, it would not seem to be a story about the immense love that a mother and son feel for each other. However, when looked at more closely, "The Sky is Gray" can be seen to be a great love story that shows bond between mother and son. Octavia is one what one would think of as the 'perfect' mother. In fact, one might almost consider her to be cold and abrasive. She beats her young son, speaks to him harshly, and will not ev...
  • Mother Daughter Relationship Character Of Mrs Dietrich
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    A well-developed character is an important element in a short story. It stirs up emotions in the reader, making for a powerful story. The success of a short story depends greatly on the strength and authenticity of the characters. In interpreting a story, the reader must be able to understand the characters behind the events of a story. The mothers in Amy Tan's "Two Kinds" and Joyce Carol Oates' "Shopping" are contrasting examples of such traits. In Amy Tan's "Two Kinds", we are introduced to a ...
  • Sides With The Wife And Mother
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    Gail Godwin I would assume is some what of a feminist. Judging from her past novel titles "A Mother and Two Daughters" and "Dream children", she probably is a mother and knows first hand how it is raising children. Even before reading the short story "A sorrowful woman", reading Godwin's short biography before the passage, gives a sneak peek to what is expected. Godwin creates the story with the intention of making the wife's refusal to be a traditional wife and mother, absolutely tolerable. The...
  • Julian's Mother
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    Flannery O'Connor life was somewhat short and had an untoward incident that took her life away. She was born on March 25, 1925 in Savannah, Georgia. Her father Edward Francis O'Connor became very ill with lupus and on February 1, 1941, he passed away. O'Connor was diagnosed with the same disease that her father around the age of sixteen. She accomplished many during her short lifespan like an A.P. degree. Also she was gifted in drawing comic cartoons and in writing. Many of her stories related t...
  • Girl's Mother
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    Tan, Two Kinds and My mother's English At one point in most children's childhoods they are pressured by their parents to be something they don't really want to be, or do something they don't really want to do. Whether the pressure is in sports or intellectually, expectations to be the best can really get to a child. These pressures only increase as children grow older. I know that I always felt pressure just like the girl in the story. I felt the need to be the best. Not only for my own satisfac...
  • M Lantin First Met Lady Lantin
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    In the Guy De Maupassant's! yen The Jewelry! |, a short story that anyone by just reading the title would think that it's simply about a piece of jewelry. But it is not what the title seems, it's about a man, M. Lantin, who found the love of his life and how he found out what he thought his wife did behind his back. The story only shows the M. Lantin's side of the story, a man's point of view, but it lacks Lady Lantin's side of the story. Just by reading the story, Guy De Maupassant only wrote w...
  • Name Mother In Many Stories
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    Analysis Of "The Revolt Of ' Mother' Essay, Analysis Of "The Revolt Of ' Mother' Analysis of "The Revolt of ' Mother' "The Revolt of ' Mother' by Mary Wilkins Freeman, was a story of a woman who lived in New England around or before the author's time. The mother, Sarah Penn, was kept out of the families decisions by the father, Adoniram Penn, until one event that lead to her taking drastic actions while her husband was gone. There are many religious symbols and actions taken by "Mother' within t...

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