Short Essays

  • Short Summary Of The Aarakocra Short Story

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    Baksaga: It is customary for all Aarakocra eggs to be inspected by the roost's mystics and Raixora's was no exception. It quickly became apparent that a darkness lay over the egg and only by the pleas of the mother was the egg spared. When he hatched the entire roost was covered by blackness that would not dissapate. After long deliberation the flock decided to cast Raxiora out from the roost. His mother, unusually attatched to her offspring took him from the roost in the Elemental Plain of Air

  • Symbolism In Short Stories

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    symbolism in stories you can use an object or a place to represent the true meaning of what is really trying to be to be told in the story. In the two stories, “The story of an Hour” and “The Lottery” the two authors of these short stories incorporate symbolism all throughout their short stories. Symbolism play a huge role in both of the amazing stories. In the “Story of an Hour” the author sets the story in a 19th and 20th century setting, in which that was a time where women did not truly have a

  • Wildwood Short Story

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    In the 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

  • Suspense In Short Story

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    the state of being undecided or doubtful.” By using mystery elements in his or her writing, an author can give the readers the uncomfortable feeling of suspense while reading their 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

  • 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

  • Deception In A Short Story

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    344). This quote shows why Montresor is deceiving Fortunato because he will gain something from it. These stories are very different, “the necklace” by Guy de Maupassant is a story of an middle class woman who loses a diamond necklace falls into the short story genre while the darker “the cask of amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe is about an vengeful narrator who plans to kill his so-called friend, this story

  • Metaphors In A Short Story

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    bigger, stronger image to their reader’s mind to better understand what they want to say. There’s a lot of stories that show good examples about metaphor, the best example is Araby written by James Joyce. Araby was on of the short stories that James Joyce wrote. This short story was mainly about a young boy about the age of 14 who was in love with his friend

  • Postmaster Short Story

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    The short story mainly deals with a postmaster who hails from Calcutta. He works in a remote village with not much of a social life as the only inhabitants there are the workers. The postmaster, who is not named in the story, misses his city life and yearns to go back. His only company is an orphan girl named Ratan, who does odd jobs for him. They share a unique relationship, as they have only each other and the postmaster shared all his feelings and thoughts with this young girl. He reminisced about

  • Loss In A Short Story

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    Loss as a Literary Device In the short stories Gwilan’s Harp by Ursula K. LeGuin, The Washwoman by Isaac Singer, and The Last Leaf by O. Henry, the theme of loss plays a central part in the lives of the main characters. Each of the stories deals with one or more different forms of loss. Although some instances may be more serious than others, they are all equally important. These forms of loss include property loss, the loss of status, and death. Loss, although it can make for a sad story, often

  • Elements Of A Short Story

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    What is a Short Story? A short story is a short piece of fiction containing elements described in the chart on these pages. It is a prose that has one unit of place, time and action. It is a “bite size” version of a novel. You can finish reading it in just one sitting. It is written by someone with serious artistic intentions who hopes to broaden, deepen, and sharpen your awareness of life. It brings you into the real world enabling you to understand the difficulties of life and to empathize with

  • Entrapment In Short Stories

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    The multiple facets of human existence are often times said to be intertwined and relate to each other in extremely complex ways. This concept is discussed in many nonfiction and fiction literary works. In the short stories “Prey” by Richard Matheson, “The Feather Pillow” by Horacio Quiroga, “Black Cat” by Edgar Aleen Poe, and “The Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving, the authors explore elements of entrapment and supernatural beings in order to highlight the lack of control humans have over

  • Interlopers Short Story

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    The short stories “The Interlopers” by Saki and “Two Friends” by Guy De Maupassant are 2 different entireties but both stories presents the same message about loyalty and fate. The short story “The Interlopers” are about 2 family heads that have been fighting due to their years of rivalry and feud. However, that feud seemingly comes to an end when the 2 heads find themselves in a life-or-death situation. In the short story “Two Friends” talks about 2 men that shares more than a strong passion for

  • Salvation Short Story

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    The nonfiction story, “Salvation”, by Langston Hughes, the short story, “Initiation”, by Sylvia Plath, and the novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird”, by Harper Lee suggest that coming of age occurs when a person learns that standing alone is better than going against one’s morals to fit in. “Salvation”, a non-fiction story by Langston Hughes, shows readers coming of age means going against one's morals to be like everyone else can lead to an unpleasant ending. In Salvation, Langston is taken to church

  • Gryphon Short Story

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    In the short story “Gryphon”, by Charles Baxter, a 4th grade boy named Tommy goes to school in Five Oaks. Tommy lives an average life like kids today with not too much interest. Tommy does chores and has friends just like any other boy in the world. The school has average teachers and substitutes that sit there and cover things that they have already done weeks before. But one day Mr. Hibler, Tommy’s teacher, comes down with a serious cough and the substitute they get is far from normal. Tommy reacts

  • Bluffing Short Story

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    When in a relationship it is well known that keeping thoughts and secrets away from your significant other can lead to complications in the relationship. Bluffing, an extraordinary dramatic romance short story by Gail Helgason, does a magnificent job of depicting this. This short story revolves around a young couple, Liam and Gabriella, it takes place in Jasper, Alberta, Canada at the Maligne Range. The story begins with Liam in the hospital, he is being treated for injury caused by a bear attack

  • Maisie: A Short Story

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    Maisie tells me a story about a little girl who’s got all of these very tiny people living in her house with her. “How tiny?” I ask. And she says, “Tiny enough to live in a model boat.” I ask her what kind of model boat, and she says, “A wooden model boat!” And when I say all model boats are wooden, she asks, “Do you want to hear the story, or not?” I nod and Maisie keeps telling me about these tiny people and how they are very happy for a long time, but then the owner of the model boat store–

  • Short Story The Sentry

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    The short story the sentry is written by Tea Obreht was published by the guardian 14th, 2010. The genre of this story is a novel because there is few character in the story we follow from the start to the end and this one of the characterizations of a novel. The short story has multiple themes but the main theme of this story is the relationship between the and the son. The short story is about a boy named Bojan who is 10 years of age who lives with his housekeeper Mrs. Senka while the father is

  • Short Story The Interlopers

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    In the short story, “ The Interlopers”, the author Saki states that, “greed will lead us to demise.” This story is talking about two men that are fighting over a piece of land. They both hate each other and wish for their death: “The two enemies stood glaring at one another for a long silent moment. Each had a rifle in his hand, each had hate in his heart and murder uppermost in his mind.”(2) They both want to kill each other with the rifle they have in their hands. Author Saki is stating an emphasis

  • The Office Short Story

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    writers, who write masterpieces, wisely use “the elements of the short story” to engage readers. Character, setting, plot, conflict, theme, and other elements are practically used to create climax, bring up questions, form suspense or mystery, and make the story captivating. “The Office” by Alice Munro and “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner are epitomes of greatly written short stories due to perfect usage of “the elements of the short story.” Both authors use setting, character, and point of view

  • Invierno Short Story

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    Kimberly Hinojos Paper 2: Causal Claim for Invierno 02/20/18 In the short story Invierno written by Junot Diaz, the main character Yunior and his family move to the United States from the Dominican Republic during the winter and become frustrated with the limitations set upon them by his father. In this story, Yunior speaks about the change that moving to New Jersey has on his mother and his perspective. Further, he goes into great detail about how he and his mother and brother are locked in their