6. Have you ever read "The Emporer's Test" or "The Mystery Ingredient". Even though they are both different types of text, it might surprise you how similar and how different these stories are. There are many similarities and differences in these stories that you may not know about.
“Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It 's a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other,” these are the words of Eric Burdon that summarize the events that took place in Lord of the Flies by William Golding and The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell. In Lord of the Flies, young boys were stranded on a deserted island during a world war and were striving to survive in a civilized manner. Similarly, in The Most Dangerous Game, a man named Rainsford found himself on an isolated island owned by a man who enjoyed hunting humans for fun, and so this man forced Rainsford to become the prey of his hunting game. Though the plot of the stories differs, one concept persists in both texts
Nearly every person experiences loss at one point in time. Many stories demonstrate how people overcome challenges. One of the main topics of hardships in books is the concept of death. The end of life is not easy to deal with, but with help from God individuals can overcome casualties. The Bible says “Who in the days of his flesh, had offered up prayers and supplication with strong crying and tears unto Him that was able to save him from death.”(Hebrews 5:7). This verse states that only God can save someone from the end of one’s life. The characters in the three short stories; “Gwilan’s Harp” by Ursula K. LeGuin, “The Washwoman” by Isaac Singer, and “The Last Leaf” by O. Henry, all experienced lost at one point.
By using the idea of sacrifice, Authors ‘Shirley Jackson’ and ‘Ursula LeGuin’ both express how an act of sacrifice can determine the fate of another human’s life, and how one’s sacrifice can affect another person’s life in the short stories ‘The Lottery’ and ‘The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas’. The authors both use similar writing techniques, but the morals of the societies are different.
Adventure! Conspiracies! Tragedy! All of this and more is what Sophia Calderwood experiences in the novel, “Sophia’s War,” by Avi. Sophia’s simple life as a 12 year old New York City girl living in the times of the American Revolutionary War gets turned upside down after witnessing the hanging of the famous American spy, Nathan Hale. Sophia claims this to be “the beginning of my extraordinary adventures.” On page 9 of “Sophia’s War,” the text states, “Over time, his [Nathan Hale’s] death proved of greater consequence than his life. Without any doubt, it altered the history of my country as it altered mine. Indeed, what I had just witnessed was the beginning of my extraordinary adventures.” As you can see, Sophia is foreshadowing her future
Mama, a “big boned woman with rough, man-working hands,” awaits her daughter’s (Dee) return in the literary piece Everyday Use (70). When returning home, Dee’s only mission was to ask for two specific quilts with hopes of hanging her heritage on display. Ordinarily Maggie, Dee’s sister, was once a bright, generous, young girl with abundant potential. Explicitly, one day, Maggie was damaged significantly in a fire in which transformed her entire life. The fire turned a once intelligent, social undeveloped girl into a terrified, hopeless juvenile, along with the failed assistance of her family.
The story Everyday Use was written by Alice walker. Alice walker was an American author, poet and activist. She has written many novels, poems and stories. She wrote both fiction and nonfiction books. Everyday use was one of her books and it was published in 1973. This story talks about a family that consists of the mother (narrator) and her two daughters’ (Dee and Maggie). In the story they never say anything about the father because he was dead. The main things that the story is revolving around is the heritage and how it is important, the relationship between the two sisters, how education makes a differences, and finally about how generations changed by time.
“War is like love, it always finds a way” (Bertolt Brecht). Although one is pure and the other evil, the forces of both love and war influence the best stories. A more interesting topic emerges when a character must choose between loyalty to a loved one and devotion to government. In “The Sniper” and “Cranes” the main character is involved in a civil war that calls for allegiance to the government despite his feelings for a loved one who fights for the opposite cause. “The Sniper” and “Cranes” are two similar pieces of literature, however both stories are different and unique from one another. Although these stories share similarities in the plot, the characters, and the theme they also show many differences.
Sundiata and The Odyssey are two out of the many great great orally told tales in all of mankind history. In writing, comparing your work to another similar text is extremely important for making your paper understandable to any audience. In this case, I will be comparing the two similar texts, The Odyssey and Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali. Both of these two tables show the characters, Sundiata and Odysseus, long quests of pursuing and accomplishing a certain objective. To reach their goal, both characters encounter obstacles and enemies who want to stop them on their prolonged journey. Another item that is extremely important in both stories is the use and importance of fate. Both characters rely on their fates for assistance and for achieving
In Tangled, the movie, and in Rapunzel, the Grimm’s Brother’s fairy tale, there are many similarities and differences. For example, both of the main characters, Rapunzel, have many similarities. They both have long hair, live in a tower, and fall in love. Comparing and contrasting both stories would help to show many of the stories similarities and differences.
Literature that stimulates the feeling of pity, sympathy and sorrow is Pathos. The two pieces of literature express pathos in different lights, showcasing a rollercoaster of emotions for the reader. John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men and Christie McLaren’s article “Suitcase Lady” both expose heartache and social inequalities to deduce the feeling of commiseration.
The Wild West brought many great stories to foreign places, with the help of regionalism it made foreign places alive to people who didn’t know of them. In Mark Twain’s “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”, is based out of California during the gold rush, a man named Jim smiley is a great gambler who bets on anything and everything. He will always win the bets, until an unknown man comes along and cheats out Jim smiley out of his money. He cheated Jim out by stuffing his famous jumping frog with a teaspoon of a quill shot (Twain 665). The other story by Bret Harte “The Outcast of Poker Flat”, a gambler, a thief and other outcast are thrown out of their town. John Oakhurst who is a great gambler is one of the few among the outcast thrown out of town. With Oakhurst and the others thrown out of town, they travel to another town but have to survive the elements. All was going well until a huge winter storm came and nearly killed all of them. John Oakhurst beats death by shooting himself before the storm could kill him. Before he died he left behind the deuce of clubs. Therefore showing that his luck has run out (Harte 674-684). With all the similarities within the stories the
What do all great works of literature have in common? All impressive literary works have hugely contrasting alienated characters, usually portrayed by the villains, and heroic characters. These two distinct characters may not get along well, but they both work together to highlight the underlying themes woven in the story. Alienated characters reveal the things a society values and desires by embodying characteristics that go against these wants. On the other hand, heroic characters highlight these morals and aspirations by exemplifying them. In the epic poem Beowulf passed on by the Anglo-Saxons, the alienated character of Grendel and the heroic character of Beowulf underscore the values, assumptions, and morals of the Anglo-Saxon culture.
The Book of Numbers – in Hebrew, Bəmidbar, meaning “in the wilderness [of Sinai]” – describes the the Israelites’ long journey in the desert to take possession of God’s promised land. The Jewish Study Bible divides Numbers into three major units based on “geographical criteria” and “ideological motifs”. The first unit spans from Numbers 1.1 to 10.10 and details the Israelites’ encampment at Mount Sinai and their preparation for the long journey. The second unit picks up this narrative and describes the generation‐long march in the desert from Sinai to Moab. The final unit, starting with Numbers 22.2, narrates the encampment on the plains of Moab before entering the promised land of Canaan. Although the stories in these three units take place
Stories have always been a key part of cultures throughout time. In the last hundred and fifty years, some of today’s more influential writers published their works. Two famous writers, Kate Chopin and James Joyce, lived close to each other’s time. Chopin’s short story “Story of an Hour” has become a staple in humanity and literature courses. James Joyce, who is better known for his work Ulysses, wrote one short story titled “The Boarding House”, is also a brilliant piece of work. While both stories are unique in their conflicts and resolutions, they each take place in a similar culture and hold a similar theme.