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“The Cask of Amontillado”: Questions

Directions: Using complete sentences, answer the following questions about the themes in “The Cask of Amontillado”: 1. How does the author want the reader to feel while reading “The Cask of Amontillado”? The author wants the reader to feel indifferent, neither good nor bad 2. What techniques does the author use to help you visualize…

LeBron James ‘I’m Coming Home’ Analysis

LeBron James uses specific strategies, especially Pathos, to achieve his purpose of explaining his decisions in the past years of his basketball career. His choice of language appeals to the emotions of his fans and basketball spectators as a whole as he attempts to win back the trust and respect of his hometown fans. He…

The road to Mecca

The statement “There is nothing sacred about a marriage that abuses the woman!” refers to social problems that harass women who are frequently the victims of violence and abuse. Elsa’s view of marriage is that it is a “human rights” approach to the problem of domestic affairs. These problems are more common in poor communities…

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Comparison of two Poe short stories

The “Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Black Cat” are two short stories written by the author Edgar Allan Poe respectively in 1843 and 1845. The two short stories which are characterized by a gothic and mysterious atmosphere has a very similar plot setting, but how do you differ the reason for killing an old innocent man(TTH),…

“The Bench” by John Fuller

The short story “The Bench”, written by John Fuller in the year of 2007, is about a young, pregnant woman who meets a woman that cannot have children by her favorite bench in the park. She is scheduled for an abortion but chooses to keep the baby and give it to the woman who can’t…

The Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

“He began to go wrong, wrong in the mind; and though, of course, I continue to take interest in him for old sake’s sake as they say, I see and I have seen devilish little of the man. Such unscientific balderdash… would have estranged Damon and Pythias” (7) There are no accidents in literature, authors…

Narration and Tone in The Tell Tale Heart, The Ghost in the Mill, and Cannibalism in the Cars

If fear, quizzical characters, and death all have something in common, it is that they are all present in each of the following short stories: Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart”, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “The Ghost in the Mill”, and Samuel Clemens’ “Cannibalism in the Cars”. Each story has a unique and thrilling plot,…

Only ten sort story annotation

The author of the short story Only Ten hooks the reader in on the first couple sentences because of the mystery of The Shah and the way he describes him. He starts off the story with showing how difficult it can be for refugees to adapt and fit in in another country. As it shows…

Lamb to the Slaughter

Mary Maloney proves to be an interesting character in this story. She fits well with the dramatic irony, tone, symbolism, and the overall theme of the story because of the brilliant characterization done on her character. Dahl, at the beginning of the story, sets up the premise that the reader should solely empathize with her…

Benefits of Reading

Reading and having access to books are things that many of us today, in the developed world should take for granted. We are made to learn to read in school but most of us don’t think twice about being able to read. I would say that reading is a relaxing and enjoyable activity, but many…

The First Day of School

The first day of school is one of a child’s most significant moments of his or her life. Starting off kindergarten can be quite dreadful but a mother’s presence will reassure you that everything will be fine from the very start. In the story, “The First Day”, the author conveys the story of the mother…

Nasha is my idol

Natasha (Russian: Ната́ша) is a female given name of Russian origin. Originally it was a diminutive form of Natalia, which in turn derives from the Latin Dies Natalies, meaning “Natal Day” or “Birthday” in reference to the traditional birth of Jesus. It was traditionally given to girls born around Christmas.[1] In Russia and other post-Soviet…

Fiction essay thesis and outline

“The Lottery,” written by Shirley Jackson and “The Rocking Horse Winner,” written by D.H. Lawrence both use the stories settings in contradicting ways in order to present the seriousness of the stories. Jackson used the setting as a way to sidetrack the readers while Lawrence used the setting to construct the story. Setting is an important…

What Makes God Godlike analysis

In the essay “What makes God Godlike” by Jack Miles, a former Jesuit Priest, Miles strongly argues that God’s dynamic relationship with humanity is the context for God’s own self-discovery in his personality and his desires. He traces God’s personality development showing how God moves from action to action, and how at almost every interpretive…

Critical Lens Essay Quote

Nicholas Cage once said that, “I like flawed characters because somewhere in them I see more of the truth.” This quotes means that characters are much more unrealistic when they are perfect. Characters with flaws give the reader a more accurate view of humanity because all people have flaws. The short story “The Scarlet Ibis”…

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