Comparison Of Stolen Day And The Night The Bed Fell

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In the short stories “Stolen Day” by Sherwood Anderson and “The Night the Bed Fell” by James Thurber there somethings the same about the narrator's and something's different about them. They also have things different like the narrator from “Stolen Day” seeking attention throughout the story and he was envious of this boy named walter who has arthritis he gets a lot of attention. Now the narrator from “The Night the Bed Fell” he is humorous telling the story he made it his own like he was telling kids and he thinks that his relatives are crazy by what they do throughout the story. On the other hand they do have some similarities like they are both young boys and they are very dramatic and they exaggerate a lot also like the narrator from “Stolen …show more content…
The problems in the story I add a tiny bit of information in the beginning but i'm going to tell you more. Now in the story “Stolen Day” the narrator's problem was that he wasn’t really getting attention from his mother. In the story he looks at a kid who has arthritis and convinces himself that he has it also. In the story “The Night the Bed Fell” he was stuck under the bed and his family isn’t paying attention and they don’t know that it was his bed that fell. Now I know you wondering how are these stories the same at all well I’m here to tell you they are. They are the same because they both are seeking attention in some way, in the story “Stolen Day” he was not getting attention and he wanted it so he when home and convinced himself that he had arthritis but his mom didn’t check on him. Now in “The Night the Bed Fell” he was yelling for people to help him and trying to get there attention but he couldn't do it and he got himself out. On the other hand, they do contrast in the story and I will tell you about that now. In the story “Stolen Day” part of the problem was created because he didn’t have all the facts about walters arthritis and he was thinking he could just catch it in his mind. But in “The Night the Bed Fell” It was mainly the family's fault I will tell you why. His family had a misunderstanding with is they thought the dad had his bed fall in …show more content…
Something that was the same was that they need to have more communication. In “Stolen Day” he doesn’t tell his mom that she wasn’t giving him attention so he makes up the arthritis and comes home but later his dad ask why weren’t you at school and then he said he had it and they laughed. So if he would have communicated with his family and told them how he felt then he wouldn’t have gotten laughed at. In “The Night the Bed Fell” he needed more communication so that they weren’t going to the dad all worried when it was the narrator’s bed that fell. The mother was just so worried about the dad so maybe if they were calm and checked if everyone was ok and he was communicating with them also he would have had help getting out. The narrator’s in both stories learned a lot so here is something different on what they learned. One thing that the narrator from “Stolen Day” is that he doesn’t need his imagination to run wild and to get the facts. He learned this because if he would have not let his imagination run free he would have been more mature about what he was thinking. Maybe he would have got the facts he would know I can’t get this so I don’t have it just by looking at him. In “The Night the Bed Fell” he learned that his family need to learn how to calm down in a time of crisis. He learned this because if they would have calmed down they

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