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  • Kid In Closet Wolfgang
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    Creative Story: Kid In Closet Wolfgang knew about his father's past. It wasn't talked about much, but when it was, Wolfgang's mouth would perspire saliva and he would swallow it with fear. His past scared him, scared him so much one time while listening a small puddle began to form around his left leg. His father had never hit him or anything. His friends, they all got the belt, slap across the butt. Wolfgang tried to explain to them the stories, but they all thought he had it easy. The stories ...
  • Death Of Albert's Father
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    Distrust is a major theme throughout "The Silver Crown" by Bernard Malamud. This lack of trust is not only justified by the circumstances in the story but also with the period the story was written and the author's personal life. Albert Gans is a teacher whose father is deathly ill with an unknown ailment. Doctors are baffled and do not know what treatment to prescribe to their patient. Emotionally exhausted Albert travels home to rest when he encounters a retarded girl whom offers him some hope...
  • Anderson's Father
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    La Brie 1 Sherwood Anderson's life experiences And the way they influenced how he wrote Sherwood Anderson often wrote of other people's misery in his short stories and used it in ironic ways when writing his endings. After reading several of his these stories and reading several biographies of his life, I have come to the conclusion that Anderson's life experiences greatly influence the method in which he wrote them. Also, when comparing some of his stories to his life, you will see that many of...
  • Abner's Point Of View
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    Through the eyes of a child In William Faulkner's "Barn Burning", Faulkner has chosen to tell his story through the point of view of a small boy, Sartoris Snopes. By choosing Sartoris' viewpoint, Faulkner has enabled the one person who was both closely affected by Abner's behavior and had the power to do something about it. It's not unusual to tell a story from a child's point of view, but on the surface this would not seem to be a child's story, and even from the first page of the story Sartori...
  • 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...
  • Luke's Aunt And Uncle
    571 words
    'The broken globe'; by Henry Kreis el tells the story of a father and a son torn apart by their differing views of the world. Another story which I feel parallels this story in certain aspects is the 1977 classic 'Star Wars'; by George Lucas. In Star Wars, Luke Skywalker, a young farm boy on a backwater world, receives a light sabre from Obi Wan Kenobi, this inspires an urge to leave his world and learn to be a Jedi. One of the conflicts Luke must face is his Uncle Owen who wishes him to stay on...
  • Sarty's Father Mr Snopes
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    1) Analyze title. The title Barn Burning carries certain significance through out the story. At the beginning the reader doesn t know what the story is about and the title somewhat tell us what to expect from the story. As one continues reading the story one comes to a conclusion that the title carries more of a symbolic meaning. (Fire and other symbols are discusses in Question 7) The title is linked to the story in a direct way because the father burns barns and enjoys it, hence the title. 2) ...
  • Sarty's Father
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    Barn Burning: Sarty's Transformation Into Adulthood In William Faulkner's story, 'Barn Burning', we find a young man who struggles with the relationship he has with his father. We see Sarty, the young man, develop into an adult while dealing with the many crude actions and ways of Abner, his father. We see Sarty as a puzzled youth who faces the questions of faithfulness to his father or faithfulness to himself and the society he lives in. His struggle dealing with the reactions which are caused ...
  • Story And The Older Nick
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    Ernest Hemingway's "Indian Camp" is a story in which a man looks back upon a very influential event in his childhood. The story tells of a young boy named Nick, who watches as his father aids in the birth of a young Indian child. The circumstances that arrive during this event shape the "older Nick's" perception of his father, as well as life and mortality. Nick experiences his first eye-opening experience in the lines on page sixteen which describe the screams of the woman. As the father tells ...
  • Mango To Ganapathy Shiva
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    ACT One Narrator: I'll tell you a story about Load Ganapathy and his brother Kartik. It happened a long time ago in their abode. Shiva came with something for his sons. Shiva: Ganapathy, Kartik come here Ganapathy & Kartik (together): Yes, father Shiva: I've got a mango for you Ganapathy & Kartik (together): YUM! Narrator: The two brothers start to fight. Ganapathy: I want it Kartik: No, I want it Ganapathy: Me! Kartik: NO ME! Shiva: I know - whoever goes around the world and comes back first wi...
  • Story Hit Sean
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    Almost everyone has some sort of experience at one point in their life that they hoped they would forget. Some have experiences so bad, so traumatic, that they in fact do forget; tucking it way in the deep corner of their mind, hoping it will never peak its ugly head again. However, in some instances, it will peak its head again, it will come back to haunt you, and until you confront and accept this horrible experience, you will never be able to move on. This is what "Midair" by Frank Conroy is ...
  • Mendes In The Film
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    ? American Beauty? was directed by Sam Mendes and released in 1999. It is a story about a father who is going through a midlife crisis and making everybody close to him want to see him dead. He sees what he is doing to everybody but all he wants to do now is live before he dies. One film technique used by Mendes in the film was surrealism to portray the sexual fantasies of Kevin Spacey (the father). One example of this was the bright red colors throughout the film. He used red rose petals to sho...

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