• 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 others. This father was...
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  • Hemingway, the Eco-Feminist
    Robin Allison Professor Knight ENG 113 OM4 1 December 2013 Hemingway, the Eco-Feminist Ernest Hemingway, a world-renowned author considered by many to be a master of the short story, has been often criticized as being sexist, misogynistic, patriarchal, or anti-ecological in his mindset. In fact...
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  • Differences Between Northern and Southern Writers
    are from the American North. Their different styles of writing American literature stories are quite obvious. A goal is to point out the differences in these stories and what drove these authors to write these stories. Each region of our country has its own set of values that are unique to that section...
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  • The Rory Gilmore Reading List
    Jar by Sylvia Plath Beloved by Toni Morrison Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney The Bhagava Gita The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews by Peter Duffy Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth...
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  • Killings
    “Killings" By Andre Dubus's. “Killings” was written by the late Andre Dubus in 1979 (Dubus). According to the article “Andre Dubus,” often the characters that Dubus portray are in tense situations and “sometimes their frustration goads them to infidelity or acts of violence; more often, however, they...
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  • There Is Passion in Death
    ones. Just as in real life, many great works of literature also share some of these same emotions on the subject of death. Whether in a poem or short story, the authors use of literary magic creates emotions one can only imagine. Of all the emotions experienced through literature, one emotion not expected...
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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 presumable...
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  • Expectations
    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 society, Louise mother forcefully puts a negative self body image in Louis mind. Dubus’ “The...
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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 written...
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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. Dubus engages...
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  • A Fathers Story
    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 Story" written...
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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 collection...
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  • ENG125 Final Paper
    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 represent death in...
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  • Whatever
    When choosing a great story to read I find that when the theme, tone and the author’s point of view go hand and hand, the story comes out great and you as a reader can’t help but what to read the story more than once to see if you find out something else that you didn’t catch when you read it the first...
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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 example...
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  • Faulkner's "Rose for Emily" vs Dubus "Killings"
    Rose for Emily" and Andre Dubus's "Killings" The French journalist Octive Mirabaeu once said, "Murder is born of love, and loves attains he greatest intensity in murder." This quote echoed through the literary writings of William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" and Andre Dubus's "Killings"...
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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 with...
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  • 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 Story" written by Andre Dubus, Luke Ripley is a character that succeeds in his responsibilities as a father. Luke shows love, compassion and above...
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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 use...
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  • Conflicts in Father and Son Relationships
    Literature, readers can find many stories and poems, both fiction and non-fiction, that center around family dynamics. The stories and poems usually focus on relationships within the family structure at a turning point in one of the central "character's" lives. Some stories focus on a strong and positive...
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