Archive for April, 2010

Sally Morgan Essay

April 30th, 2010 No comments

The short passage used from the story “My Place” is written by Sally Morgan. Sally uses different conventions in the passage to position the reader to respond to her story. The conventions used are conflict, point of view and plot.

The conflict of self vs. self and self vs. others is used to position the reader into responding to the passage. The conflict of deciding to stay or leave the … Read the rest

Essay on Bilingual Journey

April 16th, 2010 No comments

Imagine walking into a classroom on the first day of school. Imagine not knowing anyone. Imagine being filled with fear, nervousness, anxiety, frustration, and excited all at the same time. You take a seat and look at the person sitting next to you, he or she starts talking and you cannot understand anything they are saying. You try to talk back and everyone looks at you as if you were … Read the rest

Bartleby Paper

April 14th, 2010 No comments

Did one ever want to live in New York? What about working on Wall Street? One might prefer not to after reading, “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” by Herman Melville. This short story is not only about life on Wall Street but also how one should treat others less fortunate then oneself.

The main character is an elderly lawyer who never takes risky deals or draws attention to himself. His personality is … Read the rest

Essay About O’Henry

April 9th, 2010 No comments

Authors of short stories use elements of style to make their stories interesting. There are many elements of style used by authors. Irony and theme are often used in short stories. This is clearly shown in O. Henry’s short stories such as: “The Gift of the Magi,” “The Lickpenny Lover,” “The Midsummer Knights Dream,” “The Cop and the Anthem,” and “Ships.” The short stories of O. Henry use the element … Read the rest

O’Connor’s Ending Essay

April 2nd, 2010 No comments

O’Connor’s short stories, for some people, might be optimistic since her characters are given opportunities to see themselves for what they are. Her characters, then, have a chance to get rid of their flaws, mostly pride and arrogance. Mr. Head, for example, thinks he’s smart and superior to others. However, at the end, he learns that he isn’t as good as he thought. “I never seen him before.” Saying this, … Read the rest