"The Short Story Of Mr Know All By William Somerset Maugham" Essays and Research Papers

  • The Short Story Of Mr Know All By William Somerset Maugham

    The story under consideration entitled Mabel was written by William Somerset Maugham. William Somerset Maugham is one of the best known English writers of the 20th century. He was not only a novelist but also one of the most successful dramatists and short-story writers. Maugham travelled widely to all parts of the world. He visited Russia, America, Africa, Asia. The technique of short-story writing always interested Maugham. De Maupassant and Chekhov influenced him but he adopted his own unique...

    Frederic Maugham, 1st Viscount Maugham, Marriage, Maugham family 1171  Words | 3  Pages

  • mr. know all

    citizen of the British colonies, interferes in other people's lives.  He is dogmatic and thinks that he knows everything better than anybody else, he is certain that you are as glad to see him as he is glad to see you. He argues a lot and always has something to say, runs everything, conducts the auction, collects money for prizes at the sports, organizes the concerts and arranges a ball. All these   annoy the passengers and the narrator, but Mr.Kelada doesn't want to annoy them, he has good intentions...

    British colonization of the Americas, British Empire, Colonialism 697  Words | 2  Pages

  • Mr Know All

    Mr. know all William Somerset Maugham was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s. Maugham's style is clear-cut and elegant. The attitude of the novelist to his character seems mostly to be cynically sarcastic. A play upon contrasts and contradictions lies at the basis of Maugham's sarcastic method in portraying his characters. The author often thought upon the problems of relationship...

    Doctor, Fiction, Of Human Bondage 1203  Words | 2  Pages

  • Mr. know all

    ready for the Summative Assessment on Thursday. 1. First, go into this site: http://www.allthetests.com/quiz29/quiz/1305962385/Mr-Know-All-content-quiz and do the quiz on Mr. Know All. Use a dictionary for words you don't know. 2. Now, read the following summary and analysis of Mr. Know All. An analysis of Mr Know All written by William Somerset Maugham The story takes place in international waters on an ocean going liner sailing from San Fracisco, U.S.A to Yokohama, Japan on the Pacific...

    A Story, Doctor, Pacific Ocean 1586  Words | 5  Pages

  • Mr Know all

    Literary analysis THE STORY Mr. Know- All is a story with a moral lesson. The subject is simple. A rich Britishmerchant of Oriental origin, called Mr. Kelada, meets a group of Westerners on a shipsailing across the Pacific Ocean. His cabin-mate, a British citizen who is the nameless narrator of the story, dislikes Mr. Kelada even before he sees him. However, at theend of the pride and reputation to save an American ladys marriage.As a result, he earns the respect of the narrator.story Mr. Kelada, the Levantine...

    Discrimination, Doctor, Fiction 1558  Words | 2  Pages

  • Analytical Reading “The Luncheon” by Somerset Maugham

    The Luncheon by Somerset Maugham Analysis The text under analysis belongs to the pen of William Somerset Maugham, the one of the best known English writers of the 20th century. He was not only a novelist, but also one of the most successful dramatist and short-story writers. He was born in Paris in 1874. His parents died when he was very young. The boy was taken away from the French school, and went for his lessons daily to the apartment of the English clergyman at the church, then he was sent...

    Fiction, Of Human Bondage, Sadie Thompson 919  Words | 3  Pages

  • Analysis of Mr Know All Written by William Somerset Maugham

    This is a story about culture, manners, first impressions, values and – most importantly of all – prejudice. Prejudice arises because it is human nature to stereotype new people we meet based on race or how they look before getting to know them. The messageof the story can perhaps best be summed up in the English proverb: You should not judge a book by its cover. The author of “Mr. Know-All”, W Somerset Maugham (1874–1965) was a popular English playwright, novelist and short story writer. Maugham...

    Fiction, Levant, Of Human Bondage 489  Words | 2  Pages

  • Somerset Maugham the Escape Analysis

    The Escape By Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was an English novelist, short story writer and playwright. After an education at King's School, Canterbury, and Heildelberg University in Germany, Maugham became a medical student at St. Thomas Hospital, London. While training to be a doctor Maugham worked as an obstetric clerk in the slums of Lambeth. He used these experiences to help him write his first novel, Liza of Lambeth (1897). His clear, lucid and economical...

    Fiction, Liza of Lambeth, Of Human Bondage 1140  Words | 3  Pages

  • the mr knowall

    William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), English playwright and author wrote Of Human Bondage (1915); William Somerset Maugham was born on 25 December 1874 at the British Embassy in Paris, France, the fourth son (of seven children total, but only four that survived infancy) born to socialite and writer Edith Mary née Snell (1840-1882) and Robert Ormond Maugham (1823-1884), a lawyer for the British Embassy. Living in the suburbs of Paris, Williams' older brothers Charles, Frederick, and Henry already...

    Cap Ferrat, Gerald Haxton, Henry Wellcome 1113  Words | 2  Pages

  • Louise” by William Somerset Maugham '

    Oakland, John. “Woolf’s Kew Gardens.” English Studies 68.3 (1987): 264-274 In the article “Virginia Woolf’s Kew Gardens” Oakland is trying to examine a short story that few people took the time to do. He says, “It is not an expression of meaningless life but, on the contrary, reveals a harmonious, organic optimism.” (1) Since she chose to make it such a short piece of work, it fits perfectly with her style of writing. She doesn’t make the theme the subject matter, but instead, reveals it through the organization...

    Anton Chekhov, Fiction, Isaac Asimov 933  Words | 3  Pages

  • Mr. Know All

    Mr. Know-All –  Literary analysis THE STORY  Mr. Know- All is a story with a moral lesson. The subject is simple. A rich Britishmerchant of Oriental origin, called Mr. Kelada, meets a group of Westerners on a shipsailing across the Pacific Ocean. His cabin-mate, a British citizen who is the namelessnarrator of the story, dislikes Mr. Kelada even before he sees him. However, at theend of the story Mr. Kelada, the Levantine jeweller, proves to be a real gentlemanwhen he sacrifices his own pride...

    A Story, Abuse, Discrimination 882  Words | 3  Pages

  • Jane Austen and Story

    How does the title of this story set the tone for what you’re about to read? 2. Give a good working definition of the term setting. 3. What is the setting of this story? Is it important to the story? Why? 4. What sort of person do you think of when somebody is called a "know-all" ? 5. What is our narrator’s opinion of Max Kelada? 6. What sort of things does Max Kelada do that gets him labelled as "Mr. Know-All"? 7. Why didn’t Mrs. Ramsay want Mr. Kelada to look at her pearls...

    Fiction, Jane Austen, Narrator 945  Words | 3  Pages

  • . Stylistic Analysis of “Louise” by William Somerset Maugham

    William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) is one of the best known writers of the present day. He was not only a novelist, but also one of the most successful dramatists and short-story writer. The short-story “Louise” was published in 1936. This story is about the woman who used to get everything what she wants using her “weak heart”. The gist of the problem raised by the author in this story is relationship between people. This problem is always urgent. The main idea conveyed by the author is that...

    Antagonist, Character, Fiction 939  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Analysis of the Escape by W.S. Maugham

    Анализ "The Escape" by Somerset Maugham The story under the title “The Escape” was written by one of the outstanding English writers – William Somerset Maugham. The plot of the story is quite simple, though interesting. The protagonist of the story, a young man rolling in money – Roger Charing – fell in love with Ruth Barlow, an unfortunate woman who was twice a widow. They had all the happy and pleasant moments of relationships a loving couple usually has and intended to marry. Then suddenly...

    Cakes and Ale, Love, Of Human Bondage 1268  Words | 3  Pages

  • Isolation: Short Story and Mrs. Mallard

    following short stories Eveline written by James Joyce, The Story of An Hour written by Kate Chopin, and A Rose For Emily written by William Faulkner we find that isolation is a popular theme throughout the stories. There are several factors in each one of the stories that makes us feel the isolation that each one of the women in the stated stories felt. Weather it is Eveline feeling stuck at home due to a request for her to tend to her family and resume the place of her deceased mother. Or Mrs. Mallard...

    Emotion, Fiction, Happiness 1208  Words | 3  Pages

  • William Somerset Maugham

    The Escape By Maugham William Somerset Maugham is one of the best known English writers of the 20th century. He was not only a novelist, but also a one of the most successful dramatist and short-story writers. Maugham wants the readers to draw their own conclusion about the characters and events described in his novels. His reputation as a novelist is based on the following prominent books: “Of Human Bondage”; “The Moon and Sixpence”; and “The Razor's Edge”. Though Maugham doesn’t denounce the...

    Liza of Lambeth, Mary Elizabeth Maugham, Of Human Bondage 15127  Words | 43  Pages

  • Mr Know All

    Lesson 2 - end) by Adele Raemer - raemer@nirim.co.il Lesson 2 Workpage 10 points each answer 1. Where does the story take place? In what year? 2. What does the opening paragraph tell us about the speaker and his attitude? 3. In the second paragraph the speaker says that he doesn't like Mr. Kelada. What doesn't he like about him? 4. When Mr. Kelada introduces himself to the narrator, the narrator says that he "asked if he was right in thinking my name was so and...

    Answer, Christopher Nolan, Dissociative identity disorder 1280  Words | 7  Pages

  • Mr. Know-all

    Plot Structure in Mr. Know All by W. Somerset Maugham Plot is the author’s choice of arrangement of events which in total make up the story. Aristotle stated in his book The Poetics that plot structure had "a beginning, a middle and an end". But just placing the events one after another is not enough. There must be the motivating purpose to drive the story to its resolution and a connection between these events. There are five main elements of the plot: exposition, complication, crisis, climax...

    Fiction, Narratology, Of Human Bondage 607  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Luncheon - William Somerset Maugham

    had a little caviare. I never mind caviare.” My heart sank a little. I knew I could not afford caviare, but I could not very well tell her that. I told the waiter by all means to bring caviare. For myself I chose the cheapest dish on the menu and that was a mutton chop. “I think you’re unwise to eat meat,” she said.   “I don’t know how you can expect to work after eating heavy things like chops.   I don’t believe in overloading my stomach.” Then came the question of drink. “I never drink anything...

    American films, Black-and-white films, Coffee 1633  Words | 4  Pages

  • Analyzing short story’s setting.

    ENGLISH ENG 105 INTRODUCTION TO PROSE Topic: Analyzing short story’s setting. Submitted To: Niger Afroz Islam Lecturer Department of English University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka. Submitted By: Nafis Kamal Reg. No.: 13116003 First Year First Semester Department of English University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka. Date of Submission: July 31, 2013 Analyzing short story’s setting. Definition of the Short Story: The short story is a piece of art that tries to give us a specified impression...

    Antagonist, Character, False protagonist 678  Words | 4  Pages

  • Stylistic Analysis of “Louise” by William Somerset Maugham

    The Analysis of The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin 1. Information about the author: Kate was formally educated at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Louis where she kept a commonplace book "in which the thoughtful adolescent recorded themes that appear in her later fiction, among them women's roles and the conflict between desire and duty.  Kate began her career as a fiction writer in 1888. The literary trend she belongs to realistic fiction. The mine literary works are "A Point at...

    A Story, Fiction, Heart disease 973  Words | 3  Pages

  • Analysis a Short Story

    Analyzing a short story The basic components of a short story 1. Plot (introduction, conflict, climax, resolution ) The sequence of events or incidents of which the story is composed. In the plot there may be diffferent kinds of conflicts (person agains person – person agains environment – person against him/herself). Artistic unity is essential to a good plot ; nothing irrelevant should be there that does not contribute to the total meaning. ...

    Antagonist, Character, Fiction 954  Words | 5  Pages

  • Short Story and People

    Title: Story Of An Hour Author: Kate Chopin I. On The Elements / Literary Concepts The short story Story Of An Hour is all about the series of emotions that the protagonist, Mrs. Mallard showed to the readers. With the kind of plot of this short story, it actually refers to the moments that Mrs. Mallard knew that all this time, her husband was alive. For the symbol, I like the title of this short story because it actually symbolizes the "time" where Mrs. Mallard died with "joy." And with that...

    Anton Chekhov, Edgar Allan Poe, Fiction 1483  Words | 5  Pages

  • Mr. Know All

    Literature review: Mr. Know all: Hots: * Explaining patterns – didn't keep his mouth shut. Mr. Kelada is a busy person. He can never assay he's wrong, he has to win every argument. When he admits he made a mistake we're totally surprise as he breaks his pattern. It's going against everything we thought about him. He doesn't follow his pattern. * Inference – the end, the look at the lady's face when she think's Mr. K is going to tell she's a cheater. When she gives the envelope through the...

    2006 singles, Black Hand, Discrimination 799  Words | 3  Pages

  • William Somerset Maugham Salvatore

    fourteen hundred ninety two Columbus sailed the ocean blue For Spain to gain An Indies shortcut that was new How could he find a Shortcut to the Indies, Bring silk and spices quickly home? He needed someone with a lot of money. He couldn’t do it all alone. In fourteen hundred ninety two Columbus sailed the ocean blue For Spain to gain An Indies shortcut that was new King Ferdinand and good Queen Isabella Gave him three ships Santa Maria, Nina, and Pinta Brave little ships that sailed from...

    Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand II of Aragon, Isabella I of Castile 556  Words | 4  Pages

  • William Somerset Maugham

    William Somerset Maugham was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s. After losing both his parents by the age of 10, Maugham was raised by a paternal uncle who was emotionally cold. Not wanting to become a lawyer like other men in his family, Maugham eventually trained and qualified as a doctor. The first run of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth (1897), sold out so rapidly that...

    Family, Frederic Maugham, 1st Viscount Maugham, Liza of Lambeth 739  Words | 2  Pages

  • An Analysis of Mr. Know All by W. Somerset Maugham

    Mr. Know-All – Literary analysis THE STORY Mr. Know-All is a story with a moral lesson. The subject is simple. A rich British merchant of Oriental origin, named Mr. Kelada, meets a group of Westerners on a ship sailing across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Yokohama. His cabin-mate, a British citizen who is the nameless narrator of the story, dislikes Mr. Kelada even before he sees him. However, at the end of the story Mr. Kelada, the Levantine jeweler, proves to be a real gentleman...

    A Story, British Empire, British National 3140  Words | 10  Pages

  • The Escape by Maugham

    William Somerset Maugham is one of the best known English writers of the 20th century. He was not only a novelist, but also a one of the most successful dramatist and short-story writers. Maugham wants the readers to draw their own conclusion about the characters and events described in his novels. His reputation as a novelist is based on the following prominent books: “Of Human Bondage”; “The Moon and Sixpence”; and “The Razor's Edge”. Though Maugham doesn’t denounce the contemporary social order...

    Epithet, Love, Marriage 1897  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Analysis of the Escape by W.S. Maugham

    Analysis of the short story “The Escape” by William Somerset Maugham. I`d like to reflect upon the short-story under the title «The Escape”, written by one of the best known English writers of 20th century – William Somerset Maugham. He was not only a short-story writer, but also one of the most successful dramatists and novelists. His reputation as a novelist is based on the following prominent books: “Of Human Bondage”; “The Moon and Sixpence”; and “The Razor's Edge”, “Cakes and Ale”, etc...

    Love, Marriage, Narrator 1025  Words | 3  Pages

  • Short Stories

    Natasha Fletcher ENG 2D1 March 6, 2012 Mr. Charnish “Whoa! Didn’t see that coming…”. Situational irony is an extremely common literary device that plays a critical role throughout a variety of stories. It not only creates suspense but surprises the reader as well. This can be shown through the three short stories entitled, “The Possibility of Evil”, “Just Lather, That’s All” and “The Skating Party”. It is critical that situational irony be used...

    Fiction, Irony, KILL 699  Words | 3  Pages

  • Escape by W.S. Maugham

    “ESCAPE” By William Somerset Maugham The text under interpretation is “Escape” by William Somerset Maugham. W. S. Maugham was a well-known English playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was the son of a British diplomat. He was educated at King`s school in Canterbury, studied painting in Paris, went to Heidelberg University in Germany and studied to be a doctor at St. Thomas Hospital in England. So, he put his hand in different activities and that`s why he is versatile and experienced...

    Fiction, Love, Marriage 1993  Words | 5  Pages

  • Is W. Somerset Maugham a Racist?

    Is W. Somerset Maugham a Racist? Webster’s Ninth Collegiate Dictionary defines racism as a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race(1). Racism can also be defined as prejudice or animosity against other races (2). In W. Somerset Maugham’s short story, Mr. Know-All, the narrator displays racism on at least three different occasions throughout the story. The first occasion is when the...

    Arabic language, Israel, Levant 597  Words | 2  Pages

  • Compare and Contrast of Short Stories

    Contrast Chopin, “The Story of an Hour” to Robinson, “Richard Cory” In today’s society, criminals are tried in a court system, with a jury of their peers, for crimes they are accused of committing. In some court cases, witnesses are called to give their testimony to as what they have seen occurred in a particular incident, after which the jury of twelve members recommends a ruling on the case. The jury does not listen to just one witness’s story; they take in many different stories, all that probably have...

    A Story, Court, Edwin Arlington Robinson 845  Words | 3  Pages

  • A Pattern Stylistic Analysis of the Story "The Escape" by William Somerset Maugham

    W.S. Maugham’s stories make exciting reading and give food for reflection The writer is a great master of ironic style. By using a biased 1st person narrator the author pretends to praise and justify what in fact he exposes and condemns. Thus the writer forces the reader to see through this pretence and make his/her own conclusions as to the purport of the work. The story "The Escape" is a fair example of Maugham's ironic style. The basic theme of the story is marriage in bourgeois society, relations...

    A Story, Black-and-white films, Marriage 1026  Words | 3  Pages

  • Mr.Know All

    SUMMARIZE: MR.KNOW ALL (Somerset Maugham) This story was happened in the Ocean-going liners from San Francisco to Yokohama for fourteen days. It was difficult to get accommodation, so the narrator had to share a cabin with a total stranger, but he expected him to be one of his own country men. Instead, he was deeply shocked to realize it was a chatty Levantine – Mr. Max Kelada. The narrator was prepared to dislike Mr.Kelada even before he saw him. When he went on board, he saw Mr.Kelada’s luggages...

    A Story, Frederic Maugham, 1st Viscount Maugham, Luggage 1007  Words | 3  Pages

  • Short Story Essay

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    Fiction, Guy de Maupassant, Short stories 1115  Words | 3  Pages

  • short story

    who has migrated to England with his son Ali. Parvez worries because Ali’s behavior has changed significantly. Early in the story, Parvez is afraid of discussing his worries with his friends because his son has always been a kind of showpiece son. Eventually, Parvez breaks his silence and tells them how his son has changed, hoping to receive some advice. After having a short conversation, they come to the conclusion that his son might be addicted to drugs and that he sells his things to earn money...

    Fiction, Narrative, Short story 1896  Words | 5  Pages

  • Literature - Fable and Short Story Comparison

    Essay #1, Revised Literature – Fable and Short Story Comparison A story is a story, but not all stories are told the same. While fables and short stories both have plots and characters, fables like “An Appointment in Samarra” by English novelist W. Somerset Maugham, often have a clearly stated or interpreted moral, while short stories like “A Pair of Tickets”, by Chinese-American author Amy Tan, tell a tale that leaves readers thinking. Fables are stories that are direct, use unrealistic characters...

    Aesop's Fables, Amy Tan, Fable 1109  Words | 3  Pages

  • Analyzing character Max Kelada to prove him being a talkative in the story: "Mr.Know-All" by William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

    took him out his pocket a passport and airily waved it under my nose. Even the writer also recognized that he is "chatty". "He talked of New York and of San Francisco. He discussed plays, pictures, and politics". These prove that he knows every thing and can talk about all in many hours. When the writer was playing cards oneself, he interrupts it to guide one how to play card tricks. "It's coming out, it's coming out," he cried. "The ten on the knave.""Do you like card tricks?" or "Well, I'll just...

    Frederic Maugham, 1st Viscount Maugham, Of Human Bondage, Playing card 342  Words | 2  Pages

  • Mr. Know All by W. Somerset Maugham

    When? Post-World war I (after 1918). "I did not like Mr. Kelada” - Why? Before their first meeting: His name (Max Kelada) – not English, indicates middle-eastern origin (“I should have looked upon it with less dismay if my fellow passenger's name had been Smith or Brown”). The look of his luggage – too many labels on the suitcases, the wardrobe trunk was too big. His prestigious toiletries – filthy (“would have been all the better for a scrub”). After they meet: His body language...

    British Empire, Card games, English language 555  Words | 2  Pages

  • THE ESCAPE by W. Somerset Maugham

    Michil Zhirkov ED-10-511 THE ESCAPE by W. Somerset Maugham Analysis The Escape (1925) is a novel written by a famous British playwright, novelist and short story writer. This story is about a young man who is lucky to meet a woman of his dreams. For a long time, he is blinded by love and tenderness and determined to marry her. But one fine day, he falls out of love with her. To avoid the wedding and to stay the most gallant man until the end of their relationship at the same time, he tries to...

    Fiction, Irony, Love 1046  Words | 2  Pages

  • School Lesson Mr. Know All

    Mr. Know-All W. Somerset Maugham The title. The title is very sarcastic; someone who thinks they know everything. Someone who is a show off The writer British writer, he writes English criticism The story set on a ship after world war 1.- The British gvmnt building the empire the colonized much of asia and Africa. They gave people from these countries a passport. We can infer the main subjects would be criticism of prejudice\ racism because of the title and who is the writer Social...

    Colonialism, George Orwell, Middle East 317  Words | 2  Pages

  • A List of Famous Short Stories

    Sir Francis Bacon A LIST OF FAMOUS SHORT STORIES Famous short story writers are Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, Anton Chekov and O Henry. Some of these authors have gained much fame and recognition in the literary world entirely through their brilliant narrative of short stories while some of them like Charles Dickens, P.G. Woodehouse and Rudyard Kipling are highly accomplished in the fields of writing short stories and novels. Short stories are actually more difficult to write as it...

    American short story writers, Anton Chekhov, Arthur Conan Doyle 831  Words | 4  Pages

  • Short Stories

    making the story or poem more unpredictable. In the poem “Suburban” by John Ciardi, the author approaches the reader with humor and irony. When Mrs. Friar phones Mr. Ciardi, saying: “The fact is your dog has just deposited – forgive me – a large repulsive object in my petunias,” can be interpreted as irony, because of the need of all living beings to eliminate solid, semisolid or liquid waste from our bodies, but the way she was saying it, sounds almost like she has no need to defecation. Mr. Ciardi...

    Comedy, Drama, Irony 1893  Words | 5  Pages

  • Text Analysis of the Short Story Piano by William Saroyan

    Text analysis of the short story Piano by William Saroyan Piano by William Saroyan   Text Analysis   Saroyan, William (1908–1981) was a successful playwright. The eccentric, spirited author was born in Fresno, California, where his Armenian parents were fruit farmers and where he worked at odd jobs before gaining fame as a shortstory writer. He came to playgoers' attention with My Heart's in the Highlands but became famous with his much lauded The Time of Your...

    Fiction, Piano, Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1784  Words | 5  Pages

  • Short Story Reading

    Week 1: Short Story Reading Poison by Roald Dahl The short story Poison by Roald Dahl is set in India when it is still under the British rule. In this story the theme is represented by Harry, who thinks that the krait has crawled on his stomach and has made Timber call a doctor for help to solve the situation. The entire time I was reading the story, I thought that the main conflict is between the Harry, Timber, Dr. Ganderbai and the krait on Harry's stomach. But in the last few paragraphs, I...

    A Man Called Horse, Dorothy M. Johnson, Fiction 941  Words | 2  Pages

  • Short Story

    ENL407 COURSE TITLE THE SHORT STORY QUESTION ‘The short story lacks criticism and lacks form’. Justify this statement using any three stories from THE JAMBULA TREE AND OTHER STORIES. The short was said to lack both criticism and form. These are some of the many false accusations that were levelled against the short story. These allegations, coupled with several others, have been responsible for the attitude of critics towards the short story. Critics considered the short story to be an inferior kind...

    Fiction, First-person narrative, Narrative 2482  Words | 7  Pages

  • The Kite

    “A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE KITE BY MOUGHAM.” William Somerset Maugham born in 1874 is one of the greatest short story writers of literature. He died in 1965 after completing many short stories one of which is the “The Kite”. The theme of this story is symbolic, but above all psychological; bestowing how a young man named Herbert leaves his house and rejoins again with his family through the source of kite. In the story kite has symbolic importance. It is a symbol of separation between...

    Aircraft, Kite, Marriage 1225  Words | 4  Pages

  • A Journey. Short Story Essay

    cannot allow yourself to be selfish which can be very hard. A Journey is a short story written by Colm Tòibin. The short story is told by a limited third person narrator, and because of that we only hear about the main character’s thought and opinions. We see the events and other characters from his viewpoint. It makes it a bit more unreliable when it is a subjective narrator. If we were told the short story from David’s or Seamus’ point of view or if it was an omniscient narrator, it would...

    Fiction, Narrator, Protagonist 1292  Words | 3  Pages

  • Canadian Short Stories Analysis

    For generations, Violence against women has been a grave cause for concern but it is only recently that women are beginning to stand up against violence such as sexual assault and molestation. The short stories “A Wednesday Circle” and “My heart is broken” give us an insight into our society merely a couple of decades ago and we see a large difference in how sexual violence was represented. Instead of it being characterized as a serious crime, it is deemed as something that should be kept secret...

    Domestic violence, Human sexual behavior, Human sexuality 1052  Words | 3  Pages

  • Somerset Maugham Stories

    LOOKING BACK ON EIGHTY YEARS By William Somerset Maugham In my long life I have seen many changes in our habits and customs. The world I entered when at the age of eighteen I became a medical student was a world that knew nothing of planes, motor-cars, movies, radio or telephone. When I was still at school a lecturer came to Canterbury and showed us boys a new machine which reproduced the human voice. It was the first gramophone. The world I entered was a world that warmed itself with...

    2005 singles, 2007 singles, 2008 singles 24437  Words | 58  Pages

  • Kate Chopin Short Stories

    conservative nineteenth-century, but in her stories, she wrote about unconventional characters, particularly women, that caused others to question her morality. Similar to the female characters in her stories, Kate Chopin was an independent woman. She would often smoke cigarettes or walk in the streets unaccompanied; these practices were considered unusual for a nineteenth-century woman to do ("Katherine Chopin"). One critic points out that many of Chopin's stories are characteristic of "independent heroines"...

    Adultery, Husband, Kate Chopin 1706  Words | 4  Pages

  • W.S. Maugham "The Moon and the Sixpence"

    the novel The Moon and the Sixpence” of William Somerst Maugham. The reason for writing a paper on this topic are numerous. First, the literary works of W.S. Maugham are very famous and popular all over the world. He is recognized as a master of short-story, novel a plays writing. Another reason is that author’s characters are considered to be an intresting resouce for studies. Maugham often is represented as a narroter, re-telling unexpected stories of people he has known or watching events...

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