A Story Essays

  • Short Story: A Story

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    I grew up in a small town, where houses are seen obtuse and spiritless outside. Inside, it is surrounded by grayish walls and most parquets are just sand and gravel which prompts us to nervously step on each fragmented roads all the way throughout the voyage. At nightfall, so much obscurity covers our entire little town. No light would defeat the darkness.There are not much street lights, only the million glittering stars and the silver moon which gives us the courage to continue life. It looks

  • Kenneth Krauss's The Zoo Story

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    The Zoo Story is said to be" the most impressive debut ever made by an American dramatist" (Bigsby 129). The title of the play, The Zoo Story, is a significant title as it shows that it is not a story about someone who visits the zoo and sees the animals, but it shows how the protagonist, Jerry, lives with his neighbors. Although they are living in a rooming house, they are isolated from each other in their rooms, like animals, and unable to "form relationship even with the landlady 's dog"

  • The Christmas Story: The Story Of Christmas

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    In the small magical town of HollyJollyville, chaos erupted. Everyone was in pure pandemonium, running around and stumbling into each other. All the citizens had just learned that Santa Claus was very ill and they only had two weeks until Christmas. As Santa’s condition deteriorated, the town’s Christmas spirit was dwindling.The elves stopped making toys, the reindeer stopped flying, and all the Christmas lights had gone out. It was almost as if the whole town was forgetting about Christmas

  • A Short Story: A Hangover A Story?

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    Alison had a hangover the next day. Not a truly bad one, but she used it as an excuse to stay in bed. Peter, somewhat guilt struck, plied her with tea, but apart from that he left her alone. Now, in broad daylight, the events on the balcony seemed so improbable she almost felt it couldn’t have happened. The more she thought about it, the stranger it seemed. Respectable professors might, possibly, kiss other people, but they didn’t go around slapping them. The Professor must have been drunk as well

  • Story Of An Hour Short Story Analysis

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    Fictional short stories have become a common genre in the recent past. However, while authors strive to show high levels of creativity while at the same time capturing the attention of the readers, the level of success varies from one author and consequently from one story to the next. In this case, it is then possible to rank two or more stories and come up with the best among them. One of the most common and effective ways of ranking these stories is by the evaluation of the author’s utilization

  • A Single Story

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    Every story has at least two sides, but what happens if you are only told one? How does this affect your perspective? According to Chimamanda Adiche, “…show a people as one thing, as only one thing, over and over again, and that is what they become.” Her quote is one of many examples of why a single story is dangerous. There are many other dangers of a single story as shown in the essay Disability by Nancy Mairs and by my own personal experiences. The essay Disability shows the consequences of a

  • Short Story: Cinderella And The Story Of Cinderella

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    Cinderella Once upon a time there lived an unhappy young girl. Her mother was dead and her father had married a widow with two daughters. Her stepmother didn't like her one little bit. All her kind thoughts and loving touches were for her own daughters. Nothing was too good for them - dresses, shoes, delicious food, soft beds, and every home comfort. But, for the poor unhappy girl, there was nothing at all. No dresses, only her stepsisters’ hand-me-downs. No lovely dishes, nothing but scraps. No

  • Alzheimer's Short Story Babysitting Helen

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    disease that attacks the brain and affects all aspects of a person's life, it is fatal and made up mostly of memory loss and confusion symptoms, which increase as time goes by. My research on dementia has helped me broaden my understanding of the short story "Babysitting Helen". It taught me that Helen's symptoms, memory loss and confusion , trouble performing day-to-day tasks, and repeating of actions and words are normal for people with dementia or Alzheimer's. In "Babysitting Helen", Helen has a hard

  • Story Analysis: The Story Yours By Mary Robinson

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    The story “Yours” by Mary Robinson is a short story about a married couple spending their Halloween evening together before the death of his young wife. His wife was suffering from cancer. The story starts with Allison, the wife, coming in from getting pumpkins for the evening events with her husband. She walks through their home where she finds the mail. She finds a letter from her husband’s relatives who saying awful things. The couple carves pumpkins and we find out that Clark, the husband, a

  • A Short Story: The Story Of Dona Lupeng

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    When Dona Lupeng entered the room, the big half-naked woman sprawled across the bamboo bed stopped screaming. She averted her eyes from the laughing woman on the bed, in whose nakedness she seemed so to participate that she was ashamed to look directly at the man in the doorway. And demanded Dona Lupeng of her husband as they drove in the open carriage through the pastoral countryside that was the arrabal of Paco in the 1850 's. Don Paeng darted a sidelong glance at his wife, by which he intimated

  • A Short Story Essay: The Story Of My Heart

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    This story is about a boy who lost his whole family because this disease.so lets get on with the story my father came back from his 1 muoth jurany hes condacion was like he was about to die and when he want to the the docther they said he” is going to die because he was dieagnose with plague” so he “only had two days of his life” and a day past and then the boys mom went out to get wter but she nver came back so the boy went out to look for his mom and tould his sister to wait he want to find

  • Romeo And Juliet And West Side Story Comparison

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    of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, and West Side Story are equally affected by their friends and others close to them, but are influenced in evidently dissimilar ways. The influences exerted by characters are important to analyze so that their variations can be fully noted and understood. Despite fulfilling twin roles, the Nurse and Anita provide very distinct impacts to Juliet and Maria as the courses of their respective stories unfold. Having lost her own child at a young age, Nurse sees

  • Poe's Revenge Stories

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    1000 22 March 2018 Revenge Stories Revenge-themed stories are popular among some artist in literature. These artists are able to provide their readers with an exciting suspenseful storyline that will most likely keep them engaged. Edgar Allen Poe and Guy de Maupassant are two of the most influential writers of the 19th century who seem to have perfected the art of writing revenge stories. Poe was an American writer, poet, and literary critic known for his short stories and poetry. While he is widely

  • Literature In Short Stories

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    a particular subject. A lot of times, these writings are called short stories. Short stories are often brief works of fiction written in prose. In high school freshman English classes, students normally spend a lot of time reading and going over these stories. They include but are not limited to: The Interlopers by Saki, The Red-Headed League by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant. Each of these stories is famous pieces of literature and contain important morals that even

  • Wildwood Short Story

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    short stories, “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin and “Wildwood” by Junot Diaz, there are a similar type of theme and main character. Both short stories utilize a theme of freedom and a main character that goes along with the theme. The main character is one that is “held back” and wants to have freedom, but there is an antagonist that is preventing that from happening. However, towards the end of the story, there is a plot twist and change in the mindset of the main character. Both stories end

  • The Ravine Short Story

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    We have read two short stories, “The Ravine” and “Fine”. In both, they have very strong main characters who deal with many conflicts. The stories revolve around the idea of facing fear, which can involve some internal conflicts when you have to choose what to do. Both stories have very different settings and conflicts, yet they are very similar in some ways, which you will find. The first story we read was titled “The Ravine”. Vinny, the main character, experienced some tough decisions to make

  • Suspense In Short Story

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    suspenseful text. In various short stories, mystery elements create suspense in a variety of ways. The short stories, “Lamb to the Slaughter,” by Roald Dahl, “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and “Invitation to a Murder,” by Josh Pachter create suspense as a result of the mystery elements they contain. “Lamb to the Slaughter” is one of the many examples of texts that includes suspense, which the author created throughout the story. First off, Roald Dahl’s shocking

  • Hooligans Short Story

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    Desperate attempts to avoid being a bloody massacre themselves, fail, as the story takes root in the evil of the legend. Its feature length story of blood, gore, and cannibals intertwined in mystery a traditional group of friends caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. SUMMARY: “Hooligans” begins of a story of four friends traveling along the Colorado River. They are flirty, fun, drinking. It all begins as a story of two boys

  • The Danger Of A Single Story

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    The Danger of a Single Story “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.”-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. When I heard this quote for the first time, I had a huge light bulb moment. Throughout my years at Deerfield High School, I have learned a lot about stereotypes. However, the way Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explained what she thought the definition of stereotypes was really

  • Adam Bagdasarian's Short Story: My Side Of The Story

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    Omer Saeid Oct.25.2016 ELA 7 “My Side of the Story” - Claim Essay In the short story “My side of the story by Adam Bagdasarian, there is a boy that has views on justice and fair play. Along with his brother Skip, the boys learn that lack of sympathy and selfishness can get the boy in trouble. I will show you what the author really wanted the reader to learn from this essay. Overreacting to a situation doesn’t allow for understanding and for one to solve the issue. It also creates a cycle of