"Characterization Tone And Setting In The Story Dead Star" Essays and Research Papers

  • Characterization Tone And Setting In The Story Dead Star

    cot he could see one half of a star-studded sky. So that was all over. Why had he obstinately clung to that dream? “So all these years--he had been seeing the light of dead stars, long extinguished, yet seemingly still in their appointed places in the heavens" CHARACTERS: Major Esperanza and Alfredo Salazar (engaged) Julia Salas Minor Carmen and Vicente (man and wife) Doña Adela and Dionisio (man and wife) Don Julian The Judge SETTING: The author described briefly...

    Character, Debut albums, Fiction 585  Words | 3  Pages

  • Dead Stars

    * 1. Dead Stars Paz Marquez Benitez * 2. SynopsisThis story revolves around Alfredo Salazar and two women: Esperanza, his fiancéefor four years and a young girl from out-of-town named Julia Salas. Alfredo iscommitted to marrying Esperanza. But he started having second thoughts about hisfeelings when he met Julia in the Judge’s house. But he Aware that all his lovedones-including Julia would not agree if he would not honor his understanding withEsperanza. So he and Esperanza got married And made...

    Family, Love, Marriage 1119  Words | 3  Pages

  • Dead Stars

    I. Setting The whole story seems to take place between the late 18th and early 19th century in a baryo or a rural place in the Philippines where there is a trail of the Spanish era. The use of the Spanish language, the azotea, the rocking chair and the vine-covered porches are some of the evidences of the aged ambiance of the story. And also the rich Filipino culture and customs, specifically the long engagement of Alfredo and Ezperanza, which were more dominant and exercised in the past are proof...

    Family, Feeling, Filipino people 749  Words | 3  Pages

  • DEAD STARS

    August 13, 2014 BSTM 4-1 Title: Dead Stars Author: Born in 1894 in Lucena City, Quezon. Marquez - Benítez authored the first Filipino modern English language short story, Dead Stars, published in the Philippine Herald in 1925. Born into the prominent Marquez family of Quezon province, she was among the first generation of Filipino people trained in the American...

    CALABARZON, Cities of the Philippines, English language 880  Words | 2  Pages

  • Dead Stars

    Dead stars is a short story by Paz Marquez Benitez, written in 1925. It is a story about a game of love. A game between three lovers trapped in a situation that might change their life forever. Alfredo Salazar is a lawyer and the main character in the story. He is the love of the life of Esperanza. They have been together for four years and meant to get married in May. Their relationship in the beginning was full of enthusiasm, full of love and happiness. But like other long term relationships, their...

    2008 albums, Con te partirò, Interpersonal relationship 1044  Words | 3  Pages

  • Dead Stars

    INTERPRETATION In Light of Traditional Vista: Moral-Philophical Approach Paz Márquez-Benítez (1894-1983) Paz Marquez-Benitez, a Filipina writer born in 1894 in Lucena City, Quezon, authored the first Filipino modern English-language short story, Dead Stars, published in the Philippine Herald in 1925. Born into the prominent and affluent Marquez family of Quezon province, she was among the first generation of Filipinos trained in the American education system which used English as the medium of...

    English-language films, Fiction, Filipino people 1688  Words | 5  Pages

  • Dead Stars

    DEAD STARS The story of Dead Stars, written by Paz Marquez Benitez in 1925, revolves around love among three people: Alfredo, Esperanza, and Julia.  Alfredo Salazar, a lawyer on his early thirties then, was betrothed to Esperanza, whom he loved so much in his youth–Esperanza, who was beautiful, reserved, elegant, and distinctly not average. They were about to be wedded the following month, May, after about four years of engagement, although Alfredo seemed uncertain of his real wants. It is...

    As Time Goes By, Casablanca, Emotion 2870  Words | 7  Pages

  • Dead Star Analysis & Bread of Salt

    Name: | Subject: Lit 1N | Year, Section: MT1218 | Date: 1/23/13 | Dead Stars by Paz Marquez Benitez | THEME: (What does the story make you see about human life (or the S.H.E) The theme of the story is that sometimes, unexpected things happen rapidly in a short period of time and one day, we will have to make the right choices for the happiness of the ones we love. As people, we may fall in love at the wrong time, which may force us to have conflict with ourselves. Conflict with making...

    Boy, Fiction, First-person narrative 1111  Words | 3  Pages

  • Dead Stars

    it’s sad to belong to someone else when the right one comes along.” This song was running in my head while I was reading the story Dead Stars. Reading the story brought me mixed emotions: anger, sadness, excitement, confusion, etc. etc. I was not sure if I’ll feel sorry for Esperanza or Julia. However, in the end, I felt sorry, for, none other than the main character of the story, Alfredo.  Alfredo, at his 30’s had not yet married but engaged to Esperanza for 3 years. However, Esperanza patiently...

    CALABARZON, Cities of the Philippines, Filipino language 1093  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Tone of "Bright and Morning Star"

    black Communist life. A critic summarizes the influence on his stories: "As a poor black child growing up in the deep South, Richard Wright suffered poverty, hunger, racism and violence... experiences that later became central themes of his work" ("Richard Wright" 1). Richard Wright's many literary work, especially his short stories, all deal with those dark themes. One of his most famous short stories, "Bright and Morning Star", is a story that: "[. . .] carefully investigates the inner psychology of...

    Black people, Communism, Communist state 2029  Words | 6  Pages

  • Dead Stars by Paz Marquez Benitez

    expression of likeable cow. Calixta - Note carrier of Alfredo Salazar and Esperanza Dionisio - Husband of Donna Adella Vicente - Husband of Carmen Brigida Samuy - She is the illusive woman whose Alfredo is looking for. Settings Don Julian’s House - Carmen was asking Don Julian about Alfredo’s wedding. Alfredo remembered that period with a wonder not unmixed with shame. That was less than four years ago. He could not understand those months of a great hunger that was...

    Family, Love, Marriage 1074  Words | 5  Pages

  • summary of dead stars

    years, he was searching for a lady named Brigida Samuy-a lady important for his defense in the court-in Sta. Cruz, Julia’s hometown. He went to Julia’s house and he found her there. Still unmarried. And he realized that his love for Julia was like a Dead Star. It was nonexistent. EVIDENCES Carmen sighed impatiently. "Why is he not a bit more decided, I wonder. He is over thirty, is he not? And still a bachelor! Esperanza must be tired waiting." "She does not seem to be in much of a hurry either," Don...

    Family, Love, Marriage 1199  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Character of Gabriel in the Short Story, The Dead

    elements of a short stories are expressed the Gabriel, the protagonist, in the short story The Dead. I had my own opinions of Gabriel’s character. However, my group members provide me with their insight that exposed what I overlooked. I was also unaware of how the settings depicted Gabriel’s emotions. Now I also see the presence of conflict in the story. The group members have enriched my understanding of several elements of a short story, including characterization, setting, and conflict. I have...

    Character, Conflict, Emotion 1009  Words | 3  Pages

  • Importance of a Setting in a Short Story

    The Importance of Setting Setting is the psychological time or place in a story. Setting plays an important role in the success of stories. Three examples of this importance can be explained through “To Build a Fire” by Jack London and “The Cask of the Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe and “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty. The settings used in these stories set the reader’s mood. A good writer’s depiction of setting puts the reader right into the story. “To Build a Fire” by Jack London takes place on...

    A Worn Path, Character, Edgar Allan Poe 1255  Words | 3  Pages

  • Dead Stars-Paz Marquez Benitez

    note-carrier of Alfredo Salazar and Esperanza Dionisio - husband of Donna Adella. Vicente - husband of Carmen Brigida Samuy - She is the illusive woman whose Alfredo is looking for. Paz Marquez-Benitez, in her masterpiece Dead Stars, did not only write about a love story. Most importantly, her writing reflects the time in which the literary work was written along with the language, the norms and the way people think. It serves as a literary time machine for readers as it enables them to understand...

    2007 films, Academy Award for Best Actress, Black-and-white films 2546  Words | 7  Pages

  • Dead Star

    MTh 1:30 – 3:00 LORENZO’S OIL: FILM REVIEW Based on a true story, the film begins portraying Lorenzo Odone leading his chief life on the Comoro Islands where he learns, plays and enjoys interacting with other people in the place. Lorenzo is the son of Michaela and Augusto Odone. At the age of 6, things start to go wrong with him. He begins to have strange memory problems, blackouts, he collapses, he raves and he loses his hearing. So his concerned parents got worried and take him to the doctor...

    Adrenoleukodystrophy, Augusto and Michaela Odone, Fatty acid 1028  Words | 3  Pages

  • Setting and Characterization in "Greasy Lake" by T.Coraghessan.

    Setting and Characterization in "Greasy Lake" The path to becoming an adult is lined with a variety of childhood and adolescent experiences, some more painful than others. In T. Coraghessen Boyle's short story, "Greasy Lake," Boyle masterfully uses the setting and the protagonist's experience to teach us an old but vital lesson: those who choose not to learn and grow from their past mistakes are destined to repeat them, and thus will never mature and realize their true potential. In the beginning...

    Antagonist, Character, Protagonist 943  Words | 3  Pages

  • Dead Stars

    How To Write a Critical Paper Ask Four Basic Questions as You Read: 1) What is the book/story/poem/chapter about as a whole? Question to consider in description 2) What is the author saying about the food in detail, and how is it said? Question to consider in interpretation 3) Is it true, in whole or in part? Question to consider in criticism 4) What is the significance of the work? Question for the 4th parrt ELEMENTS OF A CRITICAL PAPER The following is a general structure to follow for...

    Argument, Arial, Conclusion 949  Words | 4  Pages

  • Dead Stars

    Title: Dead Stars Author: Born in 1894 in Lucena City, Quezon. Marquez - Benítez authored the first Filipino modern English language short story, Dead Stars, published in the Philippine Herald in 1925. Born into the prominent Marquez family of Quezon province, she was among the first generation of Filipino people trained in the American education system which used English as the medium of instruction. She graduated high school in Tayabas High School now, Quezon National High School and college from...

    CALABARZON, Cities of the Philippines, English language 434  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Mats & Dead Stars

    the modern Filipino short story in English. Arcellana pioneered the development of the short story as a lyrical prose-poetic form within Filipino literature. His works are now often taught in tertiary-level-syllabi in the Philippines. Many of his works were translated into Tagalog, Malaysian, Russian, Italian, and German. Arcellana won 2nd place in 1951 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, with his short story, "The Flowers of May." 14 of his short stories were also included in Jose...

    Filipino language, Filipino people, Filipino psychology 837  Words | 3  Pages

  • Analyzing Novels & Short Stories

    & Short Stories Setting Where and When where a story takes place can be profoundly significant. Consider where the author’s story is placed and why the author made that decision. In Shakespeare’s Othello, for example, the setting is Italy, although Shakespeare was writing in England. He set his play elsewhere, in part, so he could make social commentary about England without incurring the wrath of English rulers. Remember, many stories would be irretrievably altered if their settings were different...

    Character, Fiction, Grammatical person 1166  Words | 4  Pages

  • Dead Stars Analysis

    Sarabia, Marlowe SY11310 Lit2 Analysis: Dead Stars by Paz Marquez Benitez The story of Dead Stars, written by Paz Marquez Benitez in 1925, revolves around love among three people: Alfredo, Esperanza, and Julia. Alfredo Salazar, a lawyer on his early thirties then, was betrothed to Esperanza, whom he loved so much in his youth–Esperanza, who was beautiful, reserved, elegant, and distinctly not average. They were about to be wedded the following month, May, after about four years of engagement...

    Climax, Engagement, Family 822  Words | 3  Pages

  • dead star

    Dead Star \ Alfredo Salazar - son of Don Julian, a more than 30 years old man and a bachelor. He is engaged to Esperanza but him still fleeting to Julia Salas. \ Esperanza - wife of Alfredo Salazar. She is a homely woman, literal minded and intensely acquisitive. She is one of those fortunate women who have the gift of uniformly beauty. \ Julia Salas - sister-in-law of Judge Del Valle. She is the other girl of Alfredo Salazar that remains single in her entire life. \ Don Julian - an old man...

    BAFTA Award for Best Film, Edna Purviance, Engagement 571  Words | 2  Pages

  • Setting Analysis of the Story of an Hour

    Valentino Setting Analysis Of “The story of an Hour” “The Story of an Hour” is a story about a woman, Mrs. Mallard, who comes to find that her beloved husband Brently Mallard was killed in a railroad incident. She mourns of his death in a different way than most would and tries to find a way to get over it. There is a drastic twist to the story when through the front door walks Brently Mallard who had actually not died. Then Mrs. Mallard drops to the floor dead, “of joy that kills”. (The Story of an...

    Appreciation, Emotion, Family 1120  Words | 3  Pages

  • Dead Stars and Mayday Eve Summary

    Dead Stars CHARACTERS Alfredo Salazar - son of Don Julian, a more than 30 years old man and a bachelor. He is engaged to Esperanza but him still fleeting to Julia Salas Esperanza - wife of Alfredo Salazar. She is a homely woman, literal minded and intensely acquisitive. She is one of those fortunate women who have the gift of uniformly beauty Julia Salas - sister-in-law of Judge Del Valle. She is the other girl of Alfredo Salazar that remains single in her entire life. Don Julian - an old man...

    Academy Award for Best Actress, English-language films, Family 1074  Words | 3  Pages

  • A Story

    In this very short story, Alice Walker tells of a young, African American girl who, while gathering flowers, stumbles quite literally upon the body of a dead man. The atmosphere, language and subject matter of the story suggest the southern United States as a setting-sometime in the mid- to late-20th century seems an appropriate time period, though this is far less clear. The contrast between the story's beginning and end is striking. We begin with a light-hearted description of the life of Myop...

    African American, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald 907  Words | 3  Pages

  • Characterization in Four Short Stories

    Characterization in Four Short Stories Through the use of traditional plot structure, the stories "Story of an Hour," "Everyday Use," "The Chrysanthemums," and "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" describe the struggles of several women as they try to control their lives in a male-dominated society. Each author seeks to shape a reader's view of these protagonists using characterization. My intent is to examine to what extent each female character can be considered sympathetic or unsympathetic...

    John Steinbeck 2018  Words | 6  Pages

  • Dead Star

    UNTIL it reveal “Dead star” Alfredo Salazar : Julia Salas : Esperanza : JUDGE del valle : Don Juan : Don Pablo : Dona Adela : Niece Of Julia: Carmen: DEAD STARS Paz Marquez Benitez SUMMARY: Paz Marquez Benitez wrote a story that any Generation-Z teenager will never understand. DeadStars, a story of pain and sorrow that love can give to an everlasting life of happiness. ANALYSIS: In the story, dead stars symbolize a dream for something that is nonexistent. The guy loved thegirl. She was...

    1894 births, Filipino women writers, Filipino writers 2951  Words | 8  Pages

  • Araby tone

     “Araby,” a short story from James Joyce’s Dubliners, recounts an unnamed boy’s transition from childhood into adulthood, from a life filled with fantasy to all the harsh realities of life in Ireland under British rule. The narrator of the story is the older version of the protagonist, and as a result the prose seems far from what a child would write—a preadolescent would not display such self-awareness and understanding. Further examination of the text shows that the narrator is actually embarrassed...

    Childhood, Dubliners, Fiction 1031  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Metamorphosis vs. the Dead

    The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and The Dead by James Joyce can both be viewed as their authors’ views of sociology. The stories’ protagonists, Gregor and Gabriel, are both men of authority within their families, but experience events and circumstances that change their perspectives of the world around them. Both Franz Kafka and James Joyce employ the third-person point of view to describe and relay the situations of Gregor and Gabriel effectively. In The Metamorphosis, Kafka uses the third...

    Dubliners, Franz Kafka, Grammatical person 802  Words | 3  Pages

  • 4 Stories

    English Short Stories The Drover’s Wife Summary In “The Drover’s Wife,” Lawson acknowledges the hardships of Australian women living in the bush. This story was unique in its time, as a female protagonist was uncommon. Stories from this period focused on the men living in the outback the drovers and their struggle, they dismissed the life of a woman waiting at home suffering in silence during their husbands long periods of absence. In the Drover’s Wife, Lawson sheds light on the life of such...

    Aerosmith, Alaska, Bush Doctrine 1940  Words | 5  Pages

  • old story time

    post-colonial theory or post-colonialism, asks the reader to analyze and explain the effects that colonization and imperialism, or the extension of power into other nations, have on people and nations. Post-Colonial criticism will be applied to the play Old Story Time by Trevor Rhone and the poem “The Lynching” by Claude Mckay 1 To ensure that the concepts of Post-Colonial criticism is fully understood emphasis will be placed on the historical development, the purposes, assumptions and practices. a In the...

    Colonialism, Edward Said, Frantz Fanon 864  Words | 4  Pages

  • Theme and Narrative Elements in the Short Story

    Theme and Narrative Elements in the Short Story The short story I have chosen to write about is “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” by James Thurber. I will use this story to write an understanding of literary themes. I will use this to describe the theme of the short story, then I will identify two literary elements in the short story that contributes to the point of view, tone, setting, character, and symbolism by giving an example of each. Finally, I will then explain how the selected literary...

    Fiction, Marriage, Narrative 874  Words | 3  Pages

  • dead stars

     DEAD STARS The short story, "Dead Stars" was written during the American Colonization of the Philippines, a time when the modern short story, critical essay, and free verse poetry were introduced. English was the medium of learning, and became, as well, the language of the learned. This was also the time when utilitarian literature was slowly being overshadowed by the individualistic, modern view of creating "art for art's sake".  Dead Stars by Paz Marquez Benitez (1894-1983), which came out...

    English-language films, Essay, Fiction 458  Words | 2  Pages

  • Dead Star

    Sept.30,2010 1. Is the title “Dead Stars” appropriate for the story? Justify. Yes, the title Dead Star is very appropriate for the story. In the story, dead stars symbolize a dream for something that is nonexistent. Alfredo loved Julia. She was his dream, his star. He thought there was love there. But like a dead star which is far away, and whose shine could actually be the leftover traveling light from it, he was a long way from getting the girl. And when the time came that they parted...

    English-language films, Philippines 582  Words | 2  Pages

  • Dead Star

    Dead Star Setting: house of Don Julian, House of Judge del Valle, Tanda where there are coconut plantation and a beach, Church of Our Lady of Sorrow, Calle Real, Calle Luz in Sta. Cruz (hometown of Julia) Time of the story: Lenten Season. Characters: Alfredo Salazar, Esperanza, Julia Salas, Don Julian, Carmen, Judge del Valle, Donna Adella, Calixta, Dionisio, Vicente, Brigida Samuy. Theme: forbidden love Moral: It was expectations and reality. We expect that there’s always a happy ever after...

    Engagement, Fairy tale, Fiction 370  Words | 2  Pages

  • Representation of Evil in Poe and Hawthorne's Stories

    demonstrates his knowledge of the representation of an evil force just by using a piece of black cloth to cover the main character’s face in the story “Minister’s Black Veil”. Although the presence of evil changes the atmosphere in both stories, there are several differences that modify the development of the plot. Firstly, the setting provided in each story helps the readers get a clearer view of how the surrounding atmosphere can affect the decisions taken by the characters. On one hand, “His room...

    Dark romanticism, Edgar Allan Poe, Gothic fiction 983  Words | 3  Pages

  • The dead: film and story comparison

    Gonzalo Romero Holguín Prof. Finamori English IV May 20, 2014 The dead: movie and story comparison Beside a few minor changes on dialogue “The Dead”, the short story by James Joyce, and The Dead, the 1987 film based on the short story, are remarkably similar. Even though literature translated to film regularly feels to the audience who are familiar with the original content like there is something missing, this adaptation manages to avoid that feeling and translates as swiftly as it is possibly...

    Fiction, J. M. Coetzee, Modern Language Association 1088  Words | 3  Pages

  • Elements of Short Story

    Elements of Short Stories Plot (what happens)     conflict (the basic opposition or tension that sets the plot of a short story in motion; it engages the                 reader, builds suspense or mystery, and arouses expectation for events to follow.)     open-ended at both ends     exposition (background information, setting the scene, establishes situation, dates the action)     rising action (complication) (develops and intensifies the conflict)     climax (crisis) (the moment at which...

    Character, Fiction, Irony 1473  Words | 6  Pages

  • A Rose for Emily Discuss Characterization in a Short Story Given.

    Assignment 1 Discuss characterization in a short story given. A Rose for Emily By William Faulkner Characterization refers to the techniques a writer uses to develop characters in the story. In the story ‘A Rose for Emily’, William Faulkner uses characterization to reveal the character of Miss Emily Grierson, the main role. Faulkner’s use of language foreshadows and builds up to the climax of the story. He expresses the content of her character through physical descriptions, through...

    A Rose for Emily, Character, Fiction 1312  Words | 4  Pages

  • Motifs and Characterization in Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, uses various literary elements; among the strongest are motifs and characterizations used to express and symbolize important changes and events throughout the play. Macbeth is a brave and ambitious man full of self-doubt who is driven by evil forces into bad situations. The motif of light and darkness symbolizes the conflict between good and evil. A motif is a significant word, phrase, image, description, idea, or other element repeated throughout...

    Duncan I of Scotland, Evil, Good and evil 979  Words | 3  Pages

  • Waiting for Godot and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

    In both Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard, the language and tone of the plays create a lack of purpose of the lives for the characters in their plays. Both plays were written during the time of the Theatre of the Absurd. The Absurdist movement was used to show a sense of senselessness of the human condition. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead follows two men who are clinging onto their royal summons from King Claudius for meaning, but...

    Existentialism, Hamlet, Meaning of life 1050  Words | 3  Pages

  • Setting Analysis of the Story a Rose for Emily

    analysis of the setting of “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner’s William Faulkner is one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Although he was born in New Albany, Mississippi in 1897 he moved to Oxford, Mississippi before his fifth birthday. Faulkner belonged to a once-wealthy family of former plantation owners (eNotes.com, Inc., 2012). He spent his boyhood hunting and fishing in and around Lafayette County (eNotes.com, Inc., 2012). William Faulkner based most of his stories and characters...

    Barn Burning, Joyce Carol Oates, Mississippi 1007  Words | 3  Pages

  • Gothic Short Story

    like houseflies. We started with almost the whole town, 15 in our group alone, but now like other search groups ours only remained with four members. Rumors started spreading throughout the search parties, several group members believed the girl to be dead already, “how could a six year old survive in the woods for this long? And even if she did survive up to this point, the storm will wipe her out.” I was starting to believe the rumors myself; losing hope, until one day while searching, in the corner...

    Edgar Allan Poe, Fiction, Novel 1459  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Dubliner: the Dead

    2012 The Dubliners: The Dead The portrait of Gabriel Conroy in The Dubliners: The Dead is an accurate rendition of the character in the story by James Joyce. This can be seen in the comparison of the story and the film portrayal, on the basis of role, relationships, motives and goals, self image, and tone. Gabriel Conroy plays the role of a protagonist in The Dead. Gabriel is a well educated teacher and writer, but he struggles with socializing. This is seen in both the story and the film. Although...

    Debut albums, Dubliners, Grace 942  Words | 3  Pages

  • Setting the Scene: the Influence of Setting in Literature

    Setting the Scene: The Influence of Setting in Literature Literature exists as a combination of elements. A story requires characters, plot, and an environment or setting. When reading a work of literature such as a short story or play, it is natural for the reader to focus his or her attention on the plot of the work and the characters that produce the plot. In making this decision, consciously or otherwise, the reader places the setting in the background. Indeed, many people refer to the...

    Environment, Environmentalism, Fiction 1326  Words | 4  Pages

  • This is a characterization report on a short story by Sherwood Anderson, entitled "Brother Death".

    created by their difficult lives. The other characters' personalities either help or hinder the children, creating a family with a constant conflict until one of the characters either changes, or disappears from the story all together. "Brother Death" by Sherwood Anderson is a short story about power. Don and Ted both want to be in control of their life, but different circumstances take that away from them. Ted wants to live a normal life, but his family prohibits him because of his fatal heart condition...

    English-language films, Family, Happiness 1463  Words | 4  Pages

  • War stories

    War Stories Throughout the years, people share stories about war. Whether its in the news, or by word of mouth, or in a history class, people are able to get a feel of what war is said to be like. Many people will never experience war, therefore, they get to "experience" war through stories. But are all war stories true? Are they believable? In O'brien's The Things They Carried and the movie documentary Restrepo, both tell stories of war, but both have a different way of doing so....

    Character, Emotion, Exaggeration 877  Words | 3  Pages

  • Star Girl

    Template Paragraph #1 Title: Love, Star Girl Author: Jerry Spinelli Type of book: Realistic Fiction Book Report Template Paragraph #2 Main Character: Star Girl Describe this character: Star Girl is fascinating in her own way. She is a very caring girl. She makes friends very easily. Star Girl is a mysterious, wonderful girl. The main character changes from sad to happy by the end of the story. The main character does the right thing when: Star Girl has definitely done many good things...

    A Story, Character, Do the Right Thing 1405  Words | 4  Pages

  • Characterization of Montressor

    Characterization Of Montressor In The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe, the dark side of human nature is exemplified through the character of Montresor and his victim, Fortunato. Montresor is a manipulative and vengeful person. These characteristics lead to the death of Fortunato, a man who has wronged him. Through the acts, words, and the thoughts of the character, one is able to see him carry out his plan for revenge. upon each other by chance, or so it is made to seem. The setting is...

    Amontillado, Catacombs, Catacombs of Paris 805  Words | 3  Pages

  • Star Wars and the Matrix - a Comparison

    Star Wars and The Matrix There holds in heaven, if there is a heaven, a cabinet so sublime, so extravagantly constructed as to hold the two classics: Star Wars and The Matrix. Star Wars was the original space-western journey of the seventies – The Matrix is the Star Wars of the noughties. Luke Skywalker was the well-built, blonde haired, blue eyed stereotypical American farmer of the time of Star Wars’ production. Today, western civilisation considers Neo an idol for modern boys. Neo is the...

    Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi 820  Words | 3  Pages

  • Short Story Analysis

    Short Story Analysis In this essay, your purpose is to fully explain an element (theme, characterization or symbolism) in a short story of your choice. I will provide you with examples of each element from stories by Hemingway, Updike and Vonnegut ; you may write about any of these authors except the ones that we have discussed in class. However, you may choose to investigate an author of your own choice. Below I have listed some contemporary authors and story collections you may want to...

    Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fiction 1773  Words | 6  Pages

  • Characterization

    Characterization “A Worn Path” is a short fiction about Phoenix, an old lady that goes for a long trip from the country to the town, to pick up medicine for her grandson. During this long trip she passes through many risks, and all her characteristics will help her to get out of the situations. An interesting story, which exists between direct and indirect presentation, many descriptions about the protagonist and with an end that allow us to use our imagination. The story is about an interesting...

    221, A Worn Path, Black people 1184  Words | 3  Pages

  • Trifles vs. Story of an Hour

    their opinions were never heard or considered. The short storyStory of an Hour” is about a woman who suffered from a marriage. As a reader we are not introduced to the conflict between the husband and wife. Throughout the story Kate Chopin portrays Mrs. Mallard was actually happy that her husband died and that leaded to her tragic death, “The Joy That Kills.”(Chopin 517). On the other hand the play Trifles, has the same moral as, “the story of an hour” but a completely different outcome. This play...

    Fiction, Husband, Kate Chopin 987  Words | 3  Pages

  • Characterization of Death in Dickinson's Poetry

    CHARACTERIZATION OF DEATH IN DICKINSON'S POETRY Emily Dickinson had a sad life full with tragic experiences and its influences on her poetry can be seen in most of her works. During her life, she struggled with traumatic effects of a succession of deaths and due to this situation she spend the later half of her years in grief. The tragic deaths of people close to Dickinson have affected her writing and style of expression, in which death became a persisting theme of her poetry. Even though most...

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