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Analysis of ”Good People” by David Foster Wallace

Analysis of ”Good People” by David Foster Wallace, 2007 The short story is set at a park by a lake. “They were up on a picnic table at that park by the lake, by the edge of the lake, with part of a downed tree in the shallows half hidden by the bank.” The downed…

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Film and Book Compare/Contrast

Originally written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a short story unlike any other. It tells the story of a man who is born as a fragile, elderly individual who physically, becomes younger as he grows older mentally.The warped sense of time and aging in this story makes it incredibly…

“Crossing” by Mark Slouka

Trust and family relationships are the two main themes in the short story “Crossing” by Mark Slouka. The story tells us about a father, who is going through a tough period, and his relationship to his son. He wants to obtain trust from his son trough a trip in the nature but runs into some…

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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

In all literature, and more specifically in essays or short stories there are a large number of literally elements used. The six most consistent ones are characters, plot, setting, symbols, point-of-view, and purpose. All of these together combine to create a vast number of novels, essays, and short stories that we all know today. Some…

The Yellow Wallpaper

Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” and John Clive’s film “The Yellow Wallpaper” are similar and different in many aspects. The main plot for example, is extremely similar in both versions. John, one of the main characters, is a doctor and tries to help his wife, the narrator, from depression he believes she…

Belonging Creative Writing

Frame the story with similar characters/ setting/ symbol /comment at beginning and ending Use a limited time frame = sense of urgency (24 hours, one morning, a season, a term, an interview) exploding a moment – 15 minutes Use a single context or setting Explore no more than 2 main ideas re belonging Focus on…

Wedding Dance

Most successful playwrights follow the theories of playwriting and drama that were established over two thousand years ago by a man named Aristotle. In his works the Poetics Aristotle outlined the six elements of drama in his critical analysis of the classical Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex written by the Greek playwright, Sophocles, in the fifth…

Internal and External Conflicts

Materials • Copies of the attached Interior or Exterior Conflicts worksheet • Sticky notes • Short story Lesson 1. 2. Brainstorm with students the types of conflicts or problems they face on a daily basis, and write their responses on the board. Explain to students that there are two types of conflicts that people face…

My Father Goes to Court by Carlos Bulosan

Summary: The story is set in a city in the Philippines. The young narrator begins by describing his large family. Though they are poor they are full of mischief and laughter. The children are all strong and healthy even though they often go hungry. In contrast, their rich neighbor’s children are thin and sickly although…

The Go-Between

About sixty years ago the United Nation adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was a moral milestone against the human rights crimes. The first of the thirty articles states that all human beings are born equal in dignity and rights. But the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is not fulfilled everywhere. All over…

Ray Bradbury’s “There Will Come Soft Rains” Analysis

Many of Ray Bradbury’s novels tend to focus around the idea that humans downfall will be due to the increased attention to technology and machines are incapable of human emotion. Unlike most short stories, “There Will Come Soft Rains” does not have any human characters. It is just an automated house. The house performs a…

Louise

The story is entitled by a woman’s name, therefore it gives a foreshadowing that the story will be about a woman or a girl named Louise. The first sentence begins with the personal pronoun I, which means that the story is written in the first person. Thus, taking into consideration that the author is a…

Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights

Who or what does Heathcliff represent in Wuthering Heights? Is he a force of evil or a victim of it and how important is the role of class in the novel, particularly as it relates to Heathcliff and his life? The ‘moral ambiguity, glamour and degradation that is Heathcliff’ (same as below) forms the ultimate…

English 3rd Year High School Curriculum

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on one’s understanding of the English and American Literature from old to contemporary. It assists one in honing skills and creativity through the different performance tasks- short story writing, drama presentation, poetry slam, and persuasive essay writing as well as enhancing their fundamental language skills as integrated in each lesson…

Comparasion Wks

Indiana Common Core Standards: •Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment. •Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums, determining which details are emphasized in each account. •Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis…

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