• Litterary
    Luke Ripley is the main character in “A Family’s Story” and he wished to show father love, compassion and protect his daughter. The writer Andre Dubus, projects Luke as a protective covering and desire to help his daughter and...
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  • Hemingway, the Eco-Feminist
    . Works Cited Bauer, Margaret D. "Forget the Legend and Read the Work: Teaching Two Stories by Ernest Hemingway." College Literature 30.3 (2003): 124. Academic Search Complete. Web. 27 Oct. 2013. Dubus, III, Andre. "Ernest Hemingway: Why His Work Matters Now More Than Ever, A Love...
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  • Differences Between Northern and Southern Writers
    Man is Hard to Find”, compared to Northern writers Nathaniel Hawthorne and Andre Dubus. Geographic’s and life experiences are driving factors and motivators for many authors. Southern writers use familiar elements in their stories, including; the landscape and the people, “characters,” who live on it...
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  • The Rory Gilmore Reading List
    Fidelity by Nick Hornby The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon Holidays on Ice: Stories by David Sedaris The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III (Lpr) The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende How to Breathe Underwater by...
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  • Killings
    profound isolation. Neither life is left unaltered. This story is a lesson in passion, crime and morality. Works Cited Dubus, Andre. Killings. Lousiana: The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature, 1979. Contemporary Authors Online. “Andre Dubus.” Detroit: Gale, 2006. Gale Biography In...
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  • There Is Passion in Death
    all the emotions experienced through literature, one emotion not expected to encounter with the subject of death is passion or sometimes the lack thereof. By discussing such literary works as “In Memoriam” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and “A Father’s Story” by Andre Dubus, readers will hopefully discover...
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  • Revenge Kills
    Killings is a story about love and murder. Andre Dubus tells the story of a group of people who are faced with conflict on a daily basis resulting in emotions of darkness and despair. A jealous husband angered by the fact that his estranged wife is involved in a new relationship, acts out in a...
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  • Expectations
    The Influence the society has on cultures around the world is very manipulative. In the short story “Fat Girl” the author, Andre Dubus, gives insight to the damage that can be done when adult role models force false body images on their young children. Following the forceful nature of upper class...
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  • Fiction
    Andre Dubus’ “Killings” Andre Dubus was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1936 but lived most of his life in Massachusetts. He later passed away some time in 1999. Most of Dubusstories take place in Massachusetts north of Boston. The well-known author has won multiple awards for his wide...
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  • The Killings
    The "Killings" by Andre Dubus Andre Dubus was born and raised in Louisiana. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1958 from McNeese State College in Lafayette. Andre use last name published his first short story in 1963 "The Intruder" in the Sewannee Review. He has...
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  • A Fathers Story
    A Father’s Story By Andre Dubus Eng 125 Introduction to Literature Yolanda Payne Instructor Miranda Saake May 24, 2011 A Father’s Story Stories often have a main character that is centered on because he/she fails at some responsibility of theirs or falls short of their goal. In "A Father's...
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  • Scientific method
    “Killings” by Andre Dubus Andre Dubus wrote his short story “Killings” in 3rd person omniscient point of view. Frank Fowler’s story is being told in “Killings” of how his life was taken out of jealousy and spite. “Killings” leaves you open to the fact that there is more than one person murdered...
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  • Whatever
    everything looks, yet she doesn’t find out until the end that she is not among the living, while in Andre Dubus short story “A Father’s Story” death is describe horrible and so sad when a young teen is killed by a drunk driver, who instead of stopping and checking on what she had hit keeps on driving...
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  • Literature Analysis
    In the stories “The Cask of Amontillado,” by Edgar Allen Poe, “Popular Mechanics,” by Raymond Carver, and “Killings,” by Andre Dubus, point of view is a major aspect that all of the authors focus on. Each story takes on a different shape depending on the point of view choice from the author. For...
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  • The Curse
    The Curse Would "doing the right thing" possibly be not to do anything at all? In the case of Mitchell Hayes in Andre Dubus' "The Curse" it was. In this short story there are a number of ideas a reader can derive from what he should have done. But to do nothing can in fact be the right avenue to...
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  • ENG125 Final Paper
    why we were put on this earth. In the end, everyone eventually dies. It isn’t something we really look forward to. The stories “I Used to Live Here Once” by Jean Ryes and “A Father’s Story” by Andre Dubus, have the literary elements symbolism and point of view. They are different but they both...
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  • Faulkner's "Rose for Emily" vs Dubus "Killings"
    writings of William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" and Andre Dubus's "Killings". Faulkner crafted a story around Emily Grierson, a genteel woman in the southern United States during an era when everyone was scrutinized, forced to uphold a social code, and maintain a moral order. Emily, ruled by a...
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  • Killings- Essay
    Short Story Essay Killings by Andre Dubus In reading the short story “Killings” written by Andre Dubus, you think the two characters Matt Fowler and Richard Strout are very different. The story starts out at a wake on an August morning in 1979. Matt Flower buries his youngest son Frank Flower...
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  • Killings Andre Dubus
    Killings by Andre Dubus The story of “Killings” by Andre Dubus looked into the themes of crime, revenge and morality. The crime committed in the story depicted the father’s love for his son and the desire to avenge his son’s death. However, his own crime led to his own destruction as he was faced...
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  • Killing / Fiesta, 1980
    collection, Drown, (1996). “Killings” is also a short story taken from, Finding a Girl in America (1980), written by Andre Dubus. Both of these stories are dealing with the family’s subject and provide us different perspectives of it. In Dìaz’s story we can see the relationship among a foreigner family...
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