Raymond A. Spruance

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  • Suffering In Raymond Carver's Little Things

    The general argument made by author Raymond Carver in his work Little Things is one about a couple facing problems in their marital life and a child suffering because of it. The story begins describing the weather outside and the overall feeling of what is to come. More specifically, Carver discusses that there is something that has come between the couple, but he does not elaborate. Towards the end of the story he writes, “But he would not let go. He felt the baby slipping out of his hands and…

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  • Characteristics Of Femme Fatale

    The femme fatale became a very popular character in crime fiction in the United States during the mid-twentieth century (Jaber, 1). This character is a woman who is portrayed to be hyper-sexual and is manipulative towards men. The femme fatale appears in hard-boiled crime fiction and film noir. She also was featured on many pulp covers making seductive poses because of the rise of sex in books (Horsley). Throughout the mid-twentieth century, the femme fatale character changed. Throughout this…

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  • Analysis Of The Cathedral By Raymond Carver

    Analysis of the “Cathedral” In the story of the “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver, there were three elements that were important to the story .The three elements that were important to this story were the point of view, the plot and the theme. The point view was important because it evaluated deep into the character of the narrator in the story. The plot was another way for the narrator to express his thought and attitude toward other main characters, while the theme was the third element that…

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  • Symbolism In A Good Man Is Hard To Find In A Cathedral

    symbolism to help the readers understand the complexities within the stories. From the authors’ perspective, stories that have every detail and plot laid out for the reader will exemplify a poorly written piece of work. In the story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver and “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Conner, the main characters had to cope with difficult situations that were presented to them. These situations made the characters change their beliefs about themselves and about the others…

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  • Analysis Of Trouble Is My Business By Philip Marlowe

    Philip Marlowe the Paradox of a Bachelor Raymond Chandler was a man of great talent. Chandler was a talented novelist. He created unique characters throughout his writings. One of his writings, “Trouble is my Business” is home to one of Chandler’s most famous creations. The famous Philip Marlowe. Philip Marlowe is a Los Angeles private investigator full of contradictions. Philip Marlowe illustrates the characteristics of a man who doesn’t like to show pain or fear, likes to stay away from…

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  • Analysis Of Raymond Chandler's 'The Simple Art Of Murder'

    detective, in noir tradition, is typically depicted as a lone wolf figure, one that upholds morality while balancing the corruption inherent in his line of work. He could be defined by his sexual potency, just as much as by his denial of pleasure. Raymond Chandler, in his 1950 essay, The Simple Art of Murder, outlines this archetype, with an authority appropriate to his foundational authorship. Chandler writes, “He talks as the man of his age talks, that is, with rude wit, a lively sense of the…

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  • John Frankenheimer's Ronin Movie Analysis

    Ever heard of a Japanese samurai who lost their lord or master and wondered around without a home, called a Ronin? John Frankenheimer assembled an international team of freelancing former Cold War intelligence warriors for a final mission in his movie thriller Ronin. The mission: to recover a briefcase with mysterious contents for an unknown customer. The movie takes place in Paris and southern France where alliances are made and transform along with the team members loyalties. The fierce…

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  • Metaphor And Symbolism In Langston Hughes's My People

    Metaphor and Symbolism in Langston Hughes’s My People My people is one of Langston Hughes’ poems which is about working class black African American people. In this poem, he compared the beauty of nature to the beauty of his people. My people is a very short poem, built in three stanzas which consist of two lines in each stanza. This poem was written in simple language, therefore, the readers can easily understand what he is trying to convey. I believe, beneath its simple words, this poem…

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  • The Blind Man In Carver's Cathedral By Raymond Carver

    One's ability to see is often taken for granted as it is in "Cathedral" by Raymond Carver. The title suggests that the story deals with a cathedral, but it is really about two blind men; one physically, the other mentally. One of the men is Robert, the blind friend of the narrator's wife, and the other is the narrator himself. The narrator is the man who is mentally blind, and unknowingly describes his own prejudice. Carver writes the husband as a man with a very narrow mind. Two instances in…

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  • The Narrator In Raymond Carver's Cathedral

    Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral” is fascinating short story written in 1983. As I indulged in the story I was somewhat surprised by the narrators thoughts and actions. As I read the story again I started to understand the actions of the unnamed narrator and how they related to the theme. I have dislike for the narrator in this story, but I am glad that he had the epiphany that he had at the end of the story and can forgive him for his actions. It is clear that the narrator feels very uncomfortable…

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