This essay is going to be about comparing two short stories that I have read. There are many things that a person can compare, whether it’s the literal meaning of something or a figurative meaning. Both things will be discussed in the essay, along with contrasting the two stories
In “Seventh Grade” and “Melting Pot” these short stories, both have some time of internal and external conflict. Internal Conflict is when the conflict is happening inside of the main character’s head. External Conflict is when the problem happens between the main character and some force of nature. In both stories, there is a form of conflict or a problem.
In Milkweed, by Jerry Spinelli the main conflict is person vs. person. Throughout the story, Misha has an external conflict with the jackboots. Misha never really understands the actual external conflict here: it is between himself and the Nazi party. Misha, being given a Jewish identity, is in trouble (despite how happy he is about his "birth"). Misha's life is always in jeopardy, even if he doesn't know this. Even at the beginning of the story the town is under attack (and Uri saves Misha). Later, Misha elects to move into the Warsaw ghetto with Janina's family, again, not knowing that the Nazis are his real enemy.
Mike Royko describes the Veteran’s Administration 's treatment of Leroy Bailey in his article, “A Faceless Man’s Plea” published in the Chicago Daily News. Royko’s purpose was to expose the unfair treatment of veteran’s such as Leroy Bailey. He uses a frustrated and critical tone to convey the inefficiency and hypocrisy of the Veteran’s Administration.
The poem “From this Height” by Tony Hoagland explores the ideas of the power of wealth, individual versus society, and the circle of life. The speaker, a very wealthy man, uses his money to support his opulent lifestyle. His wealth gives him a very affluent place in society and access to many things a middle class man would only dream of. The speaker struggles with the fact that society played a huge role in his success, yet most people do not get to life the way that he does. The idea of the “circle of life” gives the speaker a reason to justify the way he uses his money and lives his life, because he realizes “it would be a sin not to enjoy” all that he has been blessed with.
Conflicts, in literature there are three types. Person vs. self, person vs person, and person vs nature. I believe that all these conflicts are very interesting to read and learn about. Today i will be writing an essay about them and two characters in basic grade 9 literature who experience these types of conflict.
How would you feel if society forced everyone to be the same? In the book The Giver, society has forced its’ citizens to go to Sameness so no one is different. In the short story “Harrison Bergeron”, the U.S. government has made several amendments so people are the same, going as far to force citizens who are smarter or stronger to wear radios, masks to hide beauty, and weights. Both governments are doing their best to force their citizens to be a certain way, and they implemented rules to make sure of it ; in fact, Harrison was even murdered trying to call for a revolution. Both this story and this short story have one theme in common: even if you make everyone perfect and equal, someone will still rebel.
In Flannery O’Connor story, “A good man is hard to find”, the main character the Grandmother is described throughout the story as exhibiting negative behavior of selfishness, manipulation, judgment and racism. She also, shows a positive attitude of detail oriented person. The following passage will provide compelling evidence to support my argument.
The fear of death is maybe the world’s greatest fear. In the film, High Noon, and the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” both characters show a sign of fear in the main conflict. Both stories share some similarities, but they have differences too. One similarity is the characteristics in the protagonists. Both show courage and determination when having to face the problems. Another similarity is the main conflicts. Both main characters are outnumbered when it comes down to trying to stay alive. One out of many differences in the stories is the themes. One protagonist has to fight for just himself and the other has a whole town to fight for. Even though High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” are very different stories, there are several similarities between our two protagonists and in the conflict; there are also many differences between all of the themes.
Have you ever considered how the hunted feel? The short stories The Interlopers and The Most Dangerous Game have many similarities throughout them. In The Interlopers these two families have been feuding for generations. Then when to two current men of the houses come face to face things take a very different turn they end up overcoming their differences. In the end they both die though. In The Most Dangerous Game it’s the story of a man who becomes stranded on an island that is the hunting ground for the craziest person out there. He then becomes the prey, but he beats this man and wins. The main areas I will be focusing on are conflict and how they connect, theme and how they are both similar and different as well as the main characters in the stories.
Born to a loving young couple, looking up at the doctor not knowing how the world works. Just coming out of the womb and being laid onto her mother 's arms, so harmless, so unknowing, so curious. That is Bailey Marie Storey. Many others have been in the exact same position but, there 's a 99.99 percent chance you will never walk the same footsteps as her. The life that each and every person lives is different. Some can end quickly, whiles others can change in an instant. Moments that are spontaneous, not planned, and never taken for granted are the life changing memories that you can never get back. Those moments are called life.
The book, A Dog’s Purpose, follows a dog who searches for his unique purpose in life. The canine experiences reincarnation four times, and in every one of his different lives, he tries to accomplish making his human happy. In his first life, he is Toby and lives in the Yard with a woman called Señora. Toby adjusts to his life in the Yard and assumes his purpose is to make Señora smile. He comforts her and takes pride in being her favorite. Soon, Toby makes a trip to the veterinarian's office and is abruptly put to sleep because of his size.
Conflict can be described as the struggle between two opposing forces, whether the forces being person vs person, person vs self or person vs society. Good examples of conflict can be found in almost any book. Margaret Atwood’s novel, the Handmaid’s Tale is a source of all three types of conflicts. The Handmaid’s Tale is about a society where females are given specific duties and are restricted from reading, writing, talking to others and looking at themselves in mirrors. The protagonist, Offred whom is also the narrator in the novel faces conflicts with herself, with other people, and the society that she lives in. Offred’s conflict with the commander’s wife Serena Joy only escalates throughout the book, as the two did not like each other
Conflict is the essence of any literary fiction. The main goal of an author is to tell a story that keeps the reader interested. At the story’s core, conflict is the momentum of happening and change and is crucial on all levels for delivering information and building characterization as well as building the story itself. Conflict is the source of change that engages a reader and keeps them interested. In a story, conflict and action does what description and telling of feelings and situations do not. Narrated in the first person, Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral” is bound to unfold due to the thoughts and feelings of one of the main characters, the husband. Expectedly, the conflict revolves around him and the way he responds to the conflict leads