Nine Stories Essays

  • James And The Giant Peach Analysis

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    James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl is about a lonely nine-year-old orphan who lives with his two greedy aunts. Their names were Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. What happened in the book is that an old man gave James a bag full of one thousand long slimy crocodile tongues that were boiled up in the skull of a dead witch for twenty days and nights with the eyeball of a lizard. When the tongues were released, they went in the ground and then into a peach tree. There was a peach that started growing

  • A Perfect Day For Bananafish Essay

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    The short story “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” by J.D Salinger is about Seymour Glass, who has come back from World War II, and tries to associate with people in society. Still, he finds that interacting with a young child is easier as she is the only person that go along well due to mental illness from the war. So, Seymour makes a conversation with Sybil, an innocent young girl that knows nothing about the war. In the passage, J.D Salinger uses a symbolism of bananafish to indicate how Seymour expresses

  • Short Summary Of The Thirty Nine Steps Story By Richard Hannay

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    Summary: The Thirty-Nine Steps Story Richard Hannay’s ordinary life didn’t last forever, when he receives a visitor who shattered it. Franklin P. Scudder, the American man with the big secret who told Hannay that he discovered by accident a group of people who were trying to make a world war by killing the Greek Prime Minister “Constantine Karolides”. Hannay allows the man to stay in his flat to hide. After several days of hiding Hannay came home, and was shocked to see Scudder dead with a knife

  • The Feud Short Story

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    The began of the Feud An orangutan named Luna and a starfish named Clinton once met when going round a large hill. The orangutan had picked up a magic banana tree seed, and the starfish had a piece of toast. The orangutan seeing this, and wishing to have something that could feed him right then. Clinton, exchanged that piece of toast for this magic seed. The crab, without a doubt, traded his bread and took the magic seed and planted it. At once it grew up very tall, and became a banana

  • The Pearl

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    “Cold and deadly as steel” were the words used to describe Kino at the climax of The Pearl by John Steinbeck (87). However, in the beginning of the story, Kino, the protagonist, is a regular man who is amazingly in touch with nature and his surroundings. John Steinbeck’s The Pearl is a fictional novella. The novella follows the family of a poor diver named Kino. The inciting action happens when Coyotito, the baby, is bitten in the shoulder by a scorpion (5). The family then needs medical attention

  • A Perfect Day For Bananafish Analysis

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    Seymour’s Bananafish and an Impossible Pursuit of Innocence In Salinger’s short story “A Perfect Day for Bananafish,” Second World War veteran Seymour struggles to navigate through his dissatisfaction towards the materialism of the modern world and his impossible desire to return to the pure and uncorrupted state of innocence. Seymour’s wife, Muriel and mother-in-law both typify the vapidity that he so despises, all the while revealing through their conversation the external circumstances that have

  • Warriors Don T Cry Poem Analysis

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    experiences and made decisions that impacted their lives, their family’s lives, and their countries’ lives. In the story Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals, Melba integrated an all white school so blacks can get an equal education as whites. In the story I Never Had It Made by Jackie Robinson, Jackie was the first African American to play in the Major Leagues. Finally, in the story “Father of Chinese Aviation” by Rebecca Maksel, Feng Ru, became the first Chinese aviator to build planes of his

  • Melba Pattillo Beals Stand Against Segregation

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    Melba Pattillo Beals was one of the Little Rock Nine who took a stand against segregation. Melba isn’t some person who walked the face of the earth and had a family and a job, she didn’t just have this normal life, she was special.as a result of segregation in the United States in 1950’s and 1960’s, Melba Pattillo Beals took a stand against/on segregation in the United States by integrating into Central High School in Central Arkansas, which inspired other African American people of the U.S. to help

  • Reflective Essay On Grief And Loss

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    feelings of affliction that you experience are grief. Grief encompasses many types of losses – death, abilities, friends, relationships jobs, financial stability, etc. Each one of these examples can cause us to feel distressed. Later, I’ll be sharing my story of grief and loss. What event or events warrant feelings of grief or loss? People can grieve over a wide range of events in life from small changes to extreme ones. For example, while some parents grieve over their child moving off to college, other

  • Life Changing Experiences

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    other people and maybe even your country? Melba Beals, Jackie Robinson and Feng Ru have all faced life changing experiences and changed people 's lives across the nation in different but powerful ways. This essay will be discussing all of these stories “Warriors Don’t Cry” by Melba Beals, “I Never Had it Made” by Jackie Robinson and “The Father of Chinese Aviation” by Rebecca Maksel and how all of these people have faced life changing experiences and changed their country and lives. The first novel

  • Things They Carried By Tim O Brien: Poem Analysis

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    to show that death is not the end of someone. Wallace Stevens uses his poem to show how life goes on after death. Johnny Cash uses a song to show how people are remembered. As long as there is the memory of someone they are never gone. A person’s story is what keeps them alive years after they are gone. In Tim’s book The Things They Carried he shows how his friend Rat mailed his deceased friends sister to tell her how wonderful of a guy he was, "I had a buddy in Vietnam. His name was Bob Kiley,

  • Warriors Don T Cry Analysis

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    Don’t Cry as a memoir of her battle to integrate Little Rock’s Central High. The nonfictional story focuses on the life of Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the nine teenagers chosen to integrate central high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. Being threatened and harassed by her school mates while her own community ignore her during her attempt to bring equality in Arkansas is heartbreaking as her remarkable story is displayed in this book. There are lots of literary elements used to create this memoir as

  • Shadow Of A Doubt Analysis

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    “Shadow of a Doubt” was directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1943 (IMDb). The film introduces the excitement of Young Charlie (Teresa Wright) because of her Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten) arrival. Young Charlie was sure that her uncle would break the monotony in the house because he had been crushing for him. After that night two people named Jack Graham a questioner man and a photographer Fred Saunders comes their house conducting survey of newton’s family but Charles refuses to be interviewed. After

  • Mahatma Gandhi Hero

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    The definition of a hero varies among each person’s thoughts and perspectives towards the hero. Some people choose their hero according to their looks, others choose them as a person who has a great personality and calls for what is good. A hero influences people around him to follow his good actions and manners. Not all heroes deserve to be named heroes since some only strive for fame. Dictionary.com defines the word hero as “a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds

  • Life Changing Country Analysis

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    Life changing experiences can not only change people 's lives but also change a whole country. Some people who have had a life-changing experiences are Melba Patillo Beals from Warriors Don 't Cry by Melba Patillo Beals, Jackie Robinson from I Never Had it Made by Jackie Robinson, and Feng Ru in The Father of Chinese Aviation by Rebecca Maksel. Those are all people who have had life changing experiences and have not only affected their lives but also their country Feng Ru was the first ever Chinese

  • The Hatchet Conflict Analysis

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    Conflict makes the story more exciting, and sweet. Most of the descriptions which lacks conflicting instances becomes very dull to the readers. The main characters in the story are pitted in an environment whereby they are required to make efforts for them to survive. The conflicts are not so much complexity in that the all the main characters in this story emerge victoriously. People must always learn to survive in very harsh environmental conditions. The main character in these stories faces a lot of

  • Jackie Robinson Turning Points Essay

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    “Positive Turning Points” Have you ever experienced a major turning point in life, if so, was it a positive or a negative turning point? These concepts are portrayed in Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals, I Never Had it Made by Jackie Robinson, and The Father of Chinese Aviation by Rebecca Maksel talking about Feng Ru . Feng Ru, Melba Patillo Beals, and Jackie Robinson all had to face life-changing experiences, involving discrimination, but by doing so and persevering through hardships

  • Little Rock Nine Controversy

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    Do you know who the Little Rock Nine is? Well if you don not the Little Rock Nine is a group of nine students from Little Rock Arkansas who went to a all white school. While they were at the school they got a lot of hatred. They were only about 16 and had to represent the whole black race. Some bad things that happened during the time is Hazel Bryan was yelling at Elizabeth Eckford while she was going home. During the integration of Little Rock Nine central high school in 1957, the media illuminated

  • Melba Pattillo Beals 'Warriors Don' T Cry, Jackie Robinson

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    te explains that the soldiers were there to protect the little rock nine from the white mob that is trying to hurt them from going to the school that is segregated, and it also shows that even though Beals knew that it is

  • I Never Had It Made Jackie Robinson Analysis

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    points. Like Robinson, Melba Pattillo Beals helped blacks have the same quality education as whites had. Melba Beals woke up on September 25, 1957, 8:00 A.M to find “fifty uniformed soldiers” (Beals). The soldiers wanted to protect the Little Rock Nine from