Essay on Short Story Analysiss

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Why Do These Men Do the Things That They Do?
Sonta Clouatre
Course: English 102
Instructor: Ms. Amy Acosta
Essay Type: Short Story Analysis
In a world labeled with "dos" and "don'ts,” many people think society will accept anything morally wrong as long as society does not know about the sin at face value. If people do not realize what is going on, how can they accept or reject it? Many also have a tendency to stereotype people for what they see and not for what they do. Further, they may either ignore the truth or refuse to come to terms with the reality of a situation. These sentiments are reflected in "No One's a Mystery" by Elizabeth Tallent and "Can-Can" by Arturo Vivante—both essays dealing with men having affairs. The
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The setting:The places are the house and cafe. The events take place in the afternoon.
Ironies:
1. "you are glad to berid of mei aren't you?" This sentence is said by the man to his wife. There is irony because the woman doesn't want her husband to go although she doesn't show her feeling. The man doesn't know that his wife is upset because of his departure.
2. When Sarah comes the man thinks something and Sarah asks "what are you thinking about?" He answers "I am thinking of somebody doing the can-can." Firstly Sarah is upset because she assumes that he thinks his wife.But after his answer, Sarah relieves because she does not understand that he thinks his wife and she says " for a moment I was afraid you were thinking of your wife"
Internal conflict:The man is in conflict with himself.Although they have married for along time,after his wife's dance, he realizes that his wife is beautiful. Although he goes to meet Sarah, he doesn't want to come her, because his inner thoughts are complicated.
Characters: The man is pratogonist because we can learn his thoughts and feelings

after the trout a la Navarra to make love to him'" (Tallent 12). She continues, "In two years I'll write, 'Jack should be home by now. Little Jack is hungry for his supper. He said his first word today besides 'Mama' and 'Papa.’ He said 'kaka''' (Tallent 12). She literally wants to take over the role of her lover's wife. In the story "Can-Can,” the description of the

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