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  • If Short Story

    My major work If… is a short story exploring notions of familial relationships, ultimately enforcing the value of parents and the unchanging love families give. The title If… conveys the emotions of regret as well as the sense of bitterness in life. This mirrors what I want my major to achieve, making the audience reflect on their actions towards their family members and parents in particular as well as allow them to anticipate their future with their children. My audience is middle aged women that have established families with children, and so they are able to understand the emotions and empathise better with my characters and story. The form, a short story of 5000-6000 words is most suitable as it allows me to change perspectives and incorporate…

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  • W. W Jacobs: A Short Story Of Short Stories

    Short stories originated from the oral storytelling traditions in the 17th century. These stories where not meant to bore the reader, they were made to more to entertain the audience. Along with the short story here is usually a theme that the author is trying to teach. Short stories are a work of fiction; the events that occur in these stories are not true. “The monkeys paw” theme is be careful for what you wish for. Even though wishes aren’t true in real life some events may be close to making…

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  • Short Story: The Story Of 'Cinderlea'

    Cassidy Fitch CinderLea This story takes place in space with this beautiful girl named Lea at her home with her mom and dad. Once upon a time there was this beautiful girl named Lea and she lived with her mom and dad. She loved them dearly…

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  • The Interlopers Short Story

    Today I came across a fascinating story filled suspense, darkness, mystery, and an ironic ending. It was given the title “The Interlopers” and the first time I read it, it took a few minutes to pass through my brain. I found that it was different from any short story I have read so far thus I managed to enjoy it a lot. Here are my thoughts and ideas about this short story, written by Saki. Like the title, The Interlopers, the short story itself includes of several different interlopers.…

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  • Objectification In Short Story

    The dictionary definition of objectification is to refer to a person as an object, an appellation which usually pertains to the mistreatment of women. The objectification of women is evident in all types of media, including short stories. For instance, Tim O’Brien’s The Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong places some verification that most men objectify women for their “entertainment and education” (68). Mary Anne Belle is immediately characterized as a toy as she “came in by helicopter” (67) into…

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  • The Importance Of A Short Story

    author 's career can be writing short stories. Every story contains its key techniques that apply a certain feeling and pizazz to it, and the following stories are some examples of this. In the short stories the Lottery Ticket by Anton Chekhov and Cornet and Night by Sinclair…

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  • Short Story Isolation

    Isolation Imagine about the word “Isolation”. What kind of scene are you thinking about? Do you imagine being on a lone island? Or in the corner of a room where you actually are isolated from the rest? This type of “isolation” stated as the title of this short story, is something different from the rest. Read this short story to find out. It was a stormy night in summer. The rain was harshly drumming the windows of Bob’s office, who was taking a peaceful break from all this work and tiredness.…

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  • Short Story Of Ambush

    Ambush Both Ambush is a story about a man’s Vietnam War stories and how he is struggling to keep his secrets unknown to his daughter. I believe that this story falls into both categories for a few reasons. It falls into the reality and dreams category because throughout the story he is having flashbacks to the first time he killed someone during the war along with him wishing that it never happened. The reality of it is that it happened and that there is nothing he can do that would change the…

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  • Short Story: 'The Monster'

    Connor Cole Mr. Davis ELA9, Period 3 EA 2.1 Short Story 14 March 2018 The Monster Have you ever thought about what you’d find if you actually looked, what type of monstrous things would you find in your most desperate hour, what evil you’ll find if you actually look around? Well I’ve got a story for you now. Charles wakes up and realizes that he passed out on his mother’s couch and just as he wakes up his mother walks in and yells “Happy 23rd birthday Charles” she tells him that she…

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  • The Namesake Short Story

    Aparna's hope to keep Pranab Kaku in the family is shattered when he begins dating an American woman, Deborah. Pranab brings Deborah over to Usha's house to have dinner with the family and invites her to come on trips to the park with Aparna and Usha. Eventually, Aparna, begins to stay home, as she is no longer able to watch the man she loves with another woman. As Aparna increasingly despises Deborah's presence, Usha begins to "anticipate her" (Lahiri, Hell-Heaven 8). Usha falls in love with…

    Words: 988 - Pages: 4
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