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Comparison and Contrasts of Literary Work

Matthew Barnes

English 125 – Introduction of Literature

Prof. David Makhanlall

March 3, 2012

In my paper I will be comparing and contrasting two literary works of a short story and a poem. The short story and poem I chosen to compare and contrast is “Story of the Lost Son” (Gospel of Luke) and “The Boxer” (Paul Simon and Brue Woodley. On my paper I will be writing about the similarities and differences between the short story “Story of the Lost Son” and the poem “The Boxer”. My paper will be given you the insights on a short story and poem can be similar in one way, but also different in another. In the short story of “Story of the Lost Son” it was about a poor father with two sons and the youngest son wanted to go out in the world on his to get what was coming to him. In the poem “The Boxer” you have a poor boy who want to leave home and go out in the world and make something for his self but couldn’t because he didn’t have the money for it.

In the first paragraph I will be talking about the short story of the “Story of the Lost Son” (Gospel of Luke). In the short story “Story of the Lost Son” it was about a poor family with just a father and two sons. The father had some land and money put up for his two sons when they was ready to be on their own. So that they could have a little something rather than go out on their own nothing. When the youngest son found out that his father had that for them he goes and tells his father that he was ready to be on his own and he was ready to get what he had coming to him. His father’s told him he wasn’t ready because he was still just a boy but he argues that he was ready. When he left from home he got marry and blew all his money in just a month and didn’t had any way to get it back. So what he had to do was run back home and apologies to his father to see if his father would accept him back home even though he ran off knowing that his father was trying to tell...
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