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Today’s society has been overwhelmed with many family problems. This statement holds true in Wallace Stegner’s short story “The Blue-Winged Teal.” John and Henry, the two main characters, are father and son with a problem bigger than the both of them combined. With the death of the wife and ... Continue Reading

boys and girls

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After reading the story “Boys and Girls” I had formulated many viewpoints on what the story meant. The short story was obviously about the issue of “Sex Role Stereotyping” and how that has been a matter of many years now. The setting wasn’t exactly hundreds of years ago, but certainly not ... Continue Reading


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In my opinion her decision was right because even when she had a tough life she always had her father present to be there in difficult times. Family values are more important than anything else, because in my personal value is that parents is the reason of our existence so for that reason we h ... Continue Reading

Ralph And Emily

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Talent is what all matters. I could not decide that about which character I should write. Finally, I made a short review of all the characters and came to know that there are two characters amongst all that have something positive in common. These two characters are Ralph and ... Continue Reading


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Everyone has a family or at least knows a family, so everyone can relate to a story about family. “Regret, by Kate Chopin, and “My Oedipus Complex,” by Frank O’Connor, are two very different stories about the same thing – family. “Regret,” a tale about an older woman, who, never having ... Continue Reading

Smoke Signals

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The short story “Because My Father…At Woodstock,” “This Is…Arizona,” and the film “Smoke Signals” are based on the same character and the same conflict. There are many symbolic differences compare to the film and the actual story. In the beginning of the film, Tomas ... Continue Reading

A Dream of Stars

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Topic: In his short stories, Caswell often explores recurring themes. Choose one theme and discuss its use in any THREE short stories in A Dream of Stars. Brian Caswell uses many recurring themes in his book A Dream of Stars. Identity means the distinct personality of an individual. This theme is ... Continue Reading

A Mothers Love

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As I was reading the short stories that you assigned, I was thinking about this essay that I would have to write. I felt that the story “In the Gloaming” by Alice Elliot Dark reminded me of another story that I have read before, it is “The Children Stay” by Alice Munro ... Continue Reading

Comparsion essay

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Q. The theme of prejudice/racism is a powerful one. Show how two writers you have studied tackled the theme (through language, plot and characterisation) of prejudice/ racism and show which you thought was most effective. ... Continue Reading

Cable & Chopin

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George Washington Cable was born on October 12, 1844 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father came from an old Virginian family and his mother was a descent of New England Calvinists. Cable was forced to leave his formal education in 1858 to support his family as a clerk when his father died. At the ... Continue Reading

The Jacket

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In the essay "The Jacket" by Gary Soto, the author is trying to illustrate what a son would do for his family. There are many examples throughout the essay that prove this point. In the story there was a young boy who had asked his mother for a leather jacket, because he wanted to fit in with the ... Continue Reading

Athletic Shorts

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The book I read this month is Athletic Shorts, it is a book full of short stories about times in teenagers lives who are in sports. The story that I am going to make into my report is the second story of the book “The Pin.” ... Continue Reading

Short Story - The Sniper

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A cold breeze, warm sunshine and the sound of tweeting bird, a comfort the sniper had missed greatly. It's slow and soft caresses on his skin and quiet stillness a contradiction to the world he had become accustomed too. He stood in the street in front of his Mother's house breathing in his surrou ... Continue Reading

The Impact of Treatment

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The three works chosen for this essay are The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, “Popular Mechanics” by Raymond Carver, and “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke. In the three works chosen many differences in the treatment of children appear. From love, to hate, and from anger ... Continue Reading


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The responsibility of being a wife and/or housekeeper in today’s society is a difficult position to hold. However, thinking back fifty or sixty years ago about the duties and tasks of these two roles they naturally became the jobs of most women. In Gail Godwin’s short story “A Sorrowful Woma ... Continue Reading

Child Hood

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Childhood is a priceless time in someone’s life, it determines who the infant will grow into. A happy carefree youth will most likely shape the child into becoming a cheerful, hardworking adult. However, a depressing, gloomy youth will most likely carry the child to a future he wants nothing to ... Continue Reading

Short Story

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In the short story ‘Lilies’ by Joan London, the reader is introduced to the character of Christine Hollins who is returning back home to her family after seven years. Her relationship with her family is very distant and the purpose of her return was to bring her family closer and to play the rol ... Continue Reading

The Structural Significance of Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club

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Nearly from the moment of its publication, The Joy Luck Club was a critical and public smash. People easily identified with its stories of close knit, yet classically flawed families trying to come to terms with their differences and still make their own respective individual voices heard. There w ... Continue Reading

The Age of Lead

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The Age of Lead is a short story written by Margaret Atwood, a well-known Canadian writer. Most of her stories are, like this one, stories about society and people surviving in a tough world, for instance The Edible Woman and Surfacing. These are good examples of her criticism of ... Continue Reading

John Updike's Separating

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There were many different aspects of John Updike’s “Separating” that I enjoyed. The focus on what a modern day family is like, the character development of Richard, and the reversal of male and female stereotypes to name a few. However, I decided to focus my paper on the three different conf ... Continue Reading


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Mother, the main character in the short story “Happiness,” whose life is seemingly dedicated towards finding the joy in things, hides her true feelings of depression and apprehension behind a mask of happiness and joy. “Like the days of her life, those four hours that Mother lived ... Continue Reading

Short Stories

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Most short stories deal with issues, which are common to humans in conflict. The short story that I have studied “And no Birds Sing” by H.E Bates helped develop my understanding of these conflicts through the conflicts described in the story; materialistic parents, freedom and the need to be lo ... Continue Reading

Comparison Essay : Morley Callaghan’s A Boy Grows Older and

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It is not very often that short stories are directly related and links can easily be made, but through analysis readers can compare and contrast themes, characters, relationships and style. Morley Callaghan’s A Boy Grows Older and On the Edge of a World are quite different stories, however, simila ... Continue Reading

Our Nicky

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This is a short story written by Graham Swift. In the story we meet Frank Randall, his wife and four sons. The narrator is Mark, one of the sons. The main character is Nick or Nicky as he is called. Nicky was meant to be a girl, so his mother covered up her disappointment. Sh ... Continue Reading

" Two Kinds " Conflict Essay

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Conflicts, or problems, occur in almost every book or story. There are two different kinds of conflicts, internal, which are inside the body like feelings, and external, which are outside the body. In the short story "Two Kinds," by Amy Tan,there are both internal a ... Continue Reading