Unspoken Comparisons Of Jackson And Lupica

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Have you ever thought someone was taking something from you? Did you feel the need to confront someone? Both of these short stories share these questions. In the short stories, Trial by Combat by Shirley Jackson and Summer Ball by Mike Lupica, the characters have many conversations where a lot goers unsaid. In both of the stories, the author writes them by allowing much tension in the stories. In Trial by Combat, the main character realizes that mysteriously, some of her belongings are being stolen. She decides that enough is enough and she questions her suspected culprit. Sililiary in the story Summer Ball, the main character must make a difficult phone call to his father. These unspoken viewpoints influence the reader by making the story much more intense and leaving a lot for the reader to influence. The story, Summer Ball the main character fakes an injury because he wanted an excuse to get out of the game. One main example of the unspoken viewpoints are, “When I say fine, Dad, it means that I was never really hurt,” he said. “I wanted an excuse to get of here.” Additionally, it states, “ On the other end of the phone line Riche Walker didn't say anything at first. It was one of those killer silences that parents gave you sometimes, in person or over the phone.” As you can see, the author creates this unspoken dialogue …show more content…

She has an idea of who the person may be so she decides to confront them. Throughout her conversation, both characters leave a lot unspoken. A few examples of this are, “Ms. Allan said, “The whole thing is very unfortunate.” She rose. “You’ll have to excuse me.” She went on. “I tire very easily and i must be in bed early.” As you can see, Ms. Allan suddenly felt the need to leave the room when she was questioned. Again, is another example of unspoken dialogue in this

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