Stolen Day And A Day's Wait

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Compare and Contrast In “Stolen Day” and “A Day’s Wait”, both stories have many ideas that are similar and different. For example, the main idea of “Stolen Day” is that a young boy, the narrator, is convinced that he has a disease bad enough to kill him called inflammatory rheumatism. Truth be said is that he did not have the disease in the first place, he just wanted some undivided attention from his family. Both of his parents both know that he doesn’t have the disease so they do not give him their attention. The main idea for “A Day’s Wait” is that a nine-year-old boy called Bumby, but also called Schatz, who has the fever believes that he will die of it. His fever was a high …show more content…
One of these differences is in “Stolen Day” The narrator wanted pity and he wanted his parents to fuss over a deadly disease that he never caught. However, his parents both knew that he was not sick with inflammatory rheumatism so they paid no heed to him. This had made the narrator angry and disappointed so he had been deciding to drown himself. “If she really knew the truth, that I have the inflammatory rheumatism and I may just drop down dead any time, I'll bet she wouldn't care about that either," (Stolen Day, 307). In “A Day’s Wait” Schatz did not have a wanting to die for attention. He had waited for his death to come to him since early in the morning. ”He had been waiting to die all day, ever since nine o'clock in the morning,” (“A Day’s Wait 302 Schatz was also being honest with his father about waiting to die, as for the narrator in “Stolen Day” he kept lying to his family about being sick. Schatz was also having a fear of his death while the other narrator wanted his death to come to him, only for his family to care about him. In “A Day’s Wait” Schatz also thought his father did not want to be with him, because of his sickness. “"You don't have to stay in here with me, Papa, if it bothers you,” (A Day’s Wait,301). Schatz was also fearful for his father to catch his fever and that it might kill him and his father. Schatz was not only fearful waiting for his death, he was frightened for his father to catch his …show more content…
With “Stolen Day” the narrator had wanted attention by lying that he had a deadly disease that could kill him in only a few days. Of course his parents had discovered that he wasn’t really sick so they saw no reason to give him attention. In “A Day’s Wait” Schatz believes that he has a fever that could potentially kill him, similar to “Stolen Day”. His fever, though, was hardly harmful for Schatz to die of it. Since he had overheard that people in France can’t go more than forty-four degrees, which was only true for France. “Stolen Day” and “A Day’s Wait” are two similar, but yet different stories about young boys who either fearfully waiting for their death to strike; or impatiently waiting their death just for

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