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Washington Square By Henry James

“Washington Square” begins with shy, unattractive Catherine Sloper, an heiress living under the roof of her handsome, domineering father, Doctor Austin Sloper. She is susceptible to the charms of Morris Townsend, a lovely man without a conscience or money of his own. Equally susceptible is Catherine’s aunt, Lavinia Penniman, a widow starved for romance and…

American Literature,

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Addiction to Technology in the Story the Perfect Couple

In the short story “The Perfect Match” the writer is focusing on a young working employee whose life is managed by technology. In the story the character, named Sai, is assisted by a ear piece that is linked to his phone. This little earpiece assists Sai in all day decisions. It decides what Sai must…

Short Story,

Technology Addiction

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The Short Story “The Boat” by Alistair Macleod

The “The Boat” by Alistair MacLeod is about a university professor who looks back at his life when he was young, and recalls the journeys with his father on the boat. MacLeod also states that his father wanted him to be successful more than just to be a fisherman. The boat symbolizes the duty and…

Literature,

Short Story

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Like a Winding Sheet Anne Petry Personal Analysis

In “Like a Winding Sheet” Anne Petry chooses not to fully develop the female characters of the story but still used them as a major part of the story to bring on the climax. Petry chose to do this by using each woman’s appearance and in some cases their rank in society to bring out…

African American Culture,

Short Story

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The Joy Luck Club Movie Review

The Joy Luck Club is a story about four Chinese friends and their daughters. It tells the story of the mother’s struggles in China and their acceptance in America, and the daughter’s struggles of finding themselves as Chinese-Americans. The movie starts off with a story about a swan feather, and how it was brought over…

Culture,

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Kate Chopin The Storm

Kate Chopin lived from 1851 until 1904. She was born Katherine O’Flaherty and was raised in post- Civil War St. Louis by parents who were on the upper end of society. She married Oscar Chopin, moved to New Orleans, and had six children. After her husband died, Chopin moved back to St. Louis to start…

American Literature,

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Hill Like White Elephants Hills Like White Elephants

The most striking feature of this short story is the way in which it is told. It is not a story in the classical sense with an introduction, a development of the story and an end, but we just get some time in the life of two people, as if it were just a piece…

Ernest Hemingway,

Short Story

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“Super-Toys Last All Summer Long”

This story is fiction and imaginary story of future time of overcrowded and technologic world described by the author in story. The literary analysis of science fiction, which is characterized by a fictive environment that has a described by science and technology, which has big impact on the society and individuals in the story described…

Fiction,

Short Story

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The Short Story Walking on Water

The “Walking on Water”, by Janette Turner Hospital, explores the connection between fear and foresight. This is accomplished through the lense of a mother, named Gillian, and her teenage son, James, talking about his plan to spend some time living with his aunt and uncle in California while he attends High School there. In the…

Character,

Short Story

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Stylistic Analysis of James Joyces Eveline

In the short story Eveline by James Joyce, the author challenges the morals of a young woman torn between desire and familial obligation. Joyce manipulates the theme of reflection as a tool for Eveline to make a life altering decision of staying in the comfortable atmosphere where she confined and controlled by her father and…

Literary Criticism,

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