March 11, 2014
Have you ever been in true love, a love so deep that you would give your life for someone else to experience it? “The Nightingale and the Rose” by Oscar Wilde tells of just such a love. The short story is set in Europe around the late 1700’s to early 1800’s. Published in 1888, this short story is timeless. It is a tale of true selfless love and love unrequited. This story keeps the reader enthralled with the use of characters, point of view, and theme
approach was the best way to look at The Story of an Hour. I connected on different levels with the story of a woman who fell out of love with her husband. The short story is written with two tones one of somber and one of joy. The writer goes between the two and shows how one event can span different emotions.
The Story of an Hour is a wonderfully written short story that spoke to me. The two completely different tones of the piece drew me in. The story begins with a somber mood as the lady
“Story of an Hour” and “To My Dear and Loving Husband”
Thesis: In the short story, “Story of an Hour” by Mary Chopin and the poem “To my Dear and Loving Husband”, by Anne Bradstreet both authors reveal how each of their female characters feel about their husband and how each feelings are expressed differently
I. Both women are treated differently by their husbands.
A. In the “Story of an Hour”, the central character, Louise Mallard, feels locked in her marriage.
B. In “To My Dear and
but in this short story the narrator lives perfectly fine while changing hearts. This short story is basically about restarting peoples’ ability to love, but also of how real love can overcome technology in place to fake it. This subject is exactly what the main character is dealing with in the short story “The Rental Heart”.
That leads me to the setting of the story. The shorty, “The Rental Heart” is written by Kirsten Logan in 2010. We do not know where and when the short story takes place. Neither
perception in the heart that is able to read the feelings in another person’s heart? Love is an assortment of contrasting feelings. To ask, “What is love?” would be the same as asking, “What is running?” or “What is swimming?” If you ever seen someone run or swim, you know exactly what running and swimming entail. The story “The Rental Heart” deal with love and the feeling you get when love fails you. When you are in love everything seems much better but when you break up everything turns dark and empty
reading a short story, poem, or even novel the author often attempts to provide the audience with some type of personal connection to a variety of components to the reading. An author may select very personable, hardworking, and unselfish characters to allow the audience to connect in some way with the main or subordinate characters; or the author may elect to provide a common type of setting to provide the readers an additional way to connect to the literature. Mona Simpson’s short story entitled
COMM240 – Interpersonal Paper
I recall a brightly lit room on a Sunday morning, as I kissed her on the forehead,
“I love you…”
Slowly she opened her eyes and as she sat next to me,
“Hey… Um… How many were there before me?” she asked.
“Like, how many girls did you love before me?”
“Love? Five…” I stated. “I loved five women before you.”
The disappointment in her eyes after a sigh, though she smiled…
“What are their names?”
“…Who, What, When, Where, Why…”
“The Rental Heart”
Love is hard, especially when we live in a world with so many millions of people, different, every single human being, so unique and away from other human beings on the earth. We live in a world were hatred, war and racism has dominated for years. And we keep asking ourselves, why? Why do we still need love? Why can’t we live without it, and sometimes can’t live with it? What does it mean for us, when our hearts tell us to fell something for other humans
Love is a powerful feeling and when you are in love there is not anything you would not do or sacrifice to see a smile on their face and happiness in their eyes. Almost everyone can relate to the main characters wanting to find that perfect present. O. Henry’s short story The Gift of the Magi is about love and reveals to the reader the sacrifices one will make for the one they love. The story shows its readers the true meaning of love.
O. Henry’s story The Gift of the Magi tells the story of
Analysis of a short story
1. One or two sentences to summarize.
2. Where and when. Provide relevant background information.
II. CHARACTERS (Choose one main character)
1. Tell the role he/she plays
2. Describe the characters
3. What methods of characterization were used to help you to understand the character? Explain.
4. In what way if any, does the character change by the end of the story?
5. How do you feel about the character? Why?
III. CONFLICT and PLOT
1. What kind of conflict