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    Both Kate Chopin and Katherine Anne Porter have had their issues with love and they seem to show it through the eyes of a reader with their main characters in their short stories “The Storm” and “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall. Chopin had married Oscar Chopin, a Creole cotton broker, at nineteen and he later pass away in 1883 which had left her with six children to raise own her own. As this shocking turn of events inspired Chopin to start writing, critics have taken her work as too explicit and it wasn 't published until after her death. At age sixteen, Porter had run away from home and married a railway clerk in Louisiana which she would later end up divorcing three years later to support herself as a reporter, actress, and ballad singer. While traveling, sojourns in Europe and Mexico had supplied her with materials for some her most recognized stories today which received harsh criticism and commercial success. Overall, Kate Chopin and Katherine Anne Porter share similarities with love and they both express them in “The Storm” and “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” thoroughly; for example, Granny…

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    Pale Rider’ is a fictional retelling of Katherine Anne Porter’s own experience as an influenza survivor during World War I. Porter expresses the devastating effects the illness had on her life by chronicling a month in the life of Miranda, a reporter, as she enjoys a romance with Adam, a young Army officer, until she becomes a victim of influenza. Adam nurses her, and before she fully recovers, he has to return to his unit, unknowingly carrying the virus that ultimately causes his demise. The…

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    Development in “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” In the short story “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” author Katherine Anne Porter develops the main character of Granny Weatherall in the confines of a small house from the character’s point of view. Through Granny’s life, her experiences, circumstances, and the jilting, the character of Granny Weatherall is explained, revealing a complex individual. The author in this story develops the character of Granny through the experiences of a hard…

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    In 1918 when Porter was working as a newspaper reporter for the Rocky Mountain News, she became sick of flu pandemic in which people barely survive from it. She experienced death from the illness and proclaims: “I was taken ill with the flu. They gave me up. The paper had my obit set in type. I’ve seen the correspondence between my father and sister on plans for my funeral” the similar experience is revealed in female protagonist, Miranda Gay in Pale Horse, Pale Riders. Miranda works as a…

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    Introduction Katherine Anne Porter was born in 1890 and died in 1980. She was one of the influential authors of her age. She has won several prizes; including the Pulitzer Prize. Apart from her literary identity, she is also known as a political activist. She has been widely influenced from the literary atmosphere of 20th. century. She was born in a wealthy southern family. Her southern ancestry and childhood played an important role in her literary identity. In The Norton Anthology of…

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    I.INTRODUCTION Katherine Anne Porter was an American writer who was born in 1890 and died in 1980. She was one of the the America’s most distinguished writers. She generally chose dark themes such as dark themes such as betrayal, death and the origin of human evil. She began her literary career with publishing short stories and essays. ‘’Maria Concepcion’’ was her first published story in The Century Magazin in 1922. She published her bestselling novel Ship of Fools in 1964. Her literary…

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    In Katherine Anne Porter’s story “The Grave,” she explores one of the inescapable moments in all living thing’s existence: death. Through the story of the two protagonists, she shows that our innocence is truly gone once it clashes with the end of life. Once we are exposed and accept the existence of death and allow it to defeat our purity, then we are truly adults exposed to the realities of this world. Paul and Miranda are two young siblings living their lives as they always do. Their family…

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    Patient Assignment 1. The English Patients obsessive love is seen when “A husband gone mad. Killing all of them. Killing himself and his wife-and him by the fact that there was now no way out of the desert. Only she was not dead. He pulled her body free, varying it out of the plane’s crumpled grip, this grip of her husband.”(137) This is clearly obsession as the EP is carrying his lovers dead body. 2. The consuming love between the EP and Katherine is evident when “On Hassanein Bey’s lawn- the…

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    “Miss Brill” a wonderful story by Katherine Mansfield’s, is about an elder woman who is aging and so isolated, yearning to be a family of the community. She spends her regular Sunday afternoon walking and sitting in the park. She has a quite an imagination. She is also a tutor who teaches English. Aging is everyone’s destiny because it a process in our lives that everyone dreads the experience of. Imagine getting wrinkles that suddenly emerges on our face, hair turning grey, or even weight gain…

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    Jennifer Vanderbes’ (2004) Easter Island novel tells a story of two women who visited the island 60 years apart. In 1912, Elsa Pendleton was arranged to marry her father’s colleague, Edward Beazley after her father’s death. In hopes of caring for Elsa and her mentally impaired sister Alice, Elsa accepts the marriage proposal. Archaeologist, Edward Beazley, accepted the offer to take an expedition to Easter Island to study the moai statues and the culture on the mysterious island. As a honeymoon…

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