• Jealous Husband Returns as a Parrot
    trouble. In the short story, “Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot”, Robert Olen Butler makes the point that cowardly behavior can ultimately lead to ones demise through his use of plot, characterization, symbolism, and irony. In this story, Butler portrays a jealous husbands cowardly behavior when...
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    read “Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot” by Robert Butler which is written in first person narrator form. Writing this story in first person narrator form makes this particular story very interesting and much better of a story, and keeps the reader very interested in the story. When Butler writes...
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  • Life's Ups and Downs
    ‘Hearts Half Off” by Gregory Sherl, Jealous Husband Returns in the form of Parrot” by Robert Olen Butler, and “How to date a brown girl” by Junot Diaz was a great learning experience. Although all three stories tell of heartbreak, pain, and relationships each story looks at it from a different perspective...
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  • The Power of Language
    Cole” and “Jealous Husband returns in the form of a Parrott” the communication is weak between the characters and their lovers. This therefore destroys their relationships all together. The people in the stories are left to wonder why they failed to be in a relationship. The story of “Sarah Cole” shows...
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  • Jealousy paper
    person values, particularly in reference to a human bond. Bulter uses imagery, irony, and perspective to create a vision of humor and irony in both stories so that the reader can relate to his life and most relationships that bring about the trait jealousy. Robert Olen Bulter Jr. was born on January...
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  • Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot
    Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot was a very interesting read for me. Robert Olen Butler masterfully pieced together this tale of a jealous husband who, in his human life, refused to put a voice to his insecurities and feelings towards his wife and, ironically, in his parrot life, wished nothing...
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  • Ying to the Yang
    anger might seem justified, but in the end you will only bring shame to yourself or your loved one. In the short stories “Two kinds” by Amy Tan and “Jealous husband returns in form of parrot” by Robert Olen Butler, Relationship Conflict is the main theme. Conflicts always start with anger from both ends;...
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  • Compare and Contrast
    Extreme Anxiety The most interesting short stories that caught my undivided attention were: “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and “Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot” by Robert Olen Butler. These stories were both fascinating and intriguing in the sense that they made me feel...
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  • Love and Jealousy
    ruthless emotion take the form of stories, music and movies. For instance, the story, "Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot," follows a husband bound by such irrevocable Love for his Wife. After a sudden death the husband’s soul returns in the form of a Parrot, which is later purchased by his Wife...
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  • Post-Modernism
    unity. The stories I will be looking further in to, to see how they represent Post-Modernism, are: “The Babysitter,” by Robert Coover, “The Balloon,” by Donald Barthelme, and “Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot,” by Robert Olen Butler, Jr. “The Babysitter” is a fragmented story about a babysitter...
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  • Parrot
    turned out to bring about a whole new set of unpleasant feelings. In the story “Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot,” Butler helps accentuate this alter ego side of marriage, by entrapping the former husband turned parrot of a seemingly unfaithful wife with a host of vacillating emotions all stemmed...
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  • Yeah
    Butler illustrates in “Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot” that communication is key in a relationship and without communication the relationship will falter. Butler has a clever way of using imagery to give us a clear idea of the parrot’s situation in this story and help us understand what he’s...
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  • Greed and Jealousy
    action. In the short stories "Husband Returns in Form of Parrot" and "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love," Robert Olen Butler and Raymond Carver focus on different forms of jealousy. Through the perspective of a parrot, Butler focuses on passive jealousy. When the parrot sees his human wife...
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  • Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot
    Thomas Connell Jealous Bird Man In Robert Olen Butler's, "Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot", the narrator finds himself unable to trust or communicate with his wife because of his own vulnerability and fears of losing her. Tragically it was his fear that killed him in the end; while trying...
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  • Miss
    Bible, by the author Barbara Kingsolver, is a story that talks about the undulating life of the Price Family. It is divided into 7 sections, each discussing an anecdote from a feminist perspective, as each of the daughters takes a turn in speaking. The story has an obvious use of symbolism. I have a noticed...
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  • Symbolism in the Awakening by Kate Chopin
    symbolism which reveals much of the deeper meaning in the story. Within each narrative segment there is often a symbol that helps to add meaning to the text, and the understanding of these symbols is essential to a full appreciation of the story. These symbolic elements help the reader to make a connection...
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  • Breaking Chains
    considered a free country, however, women during this time were not considered free until many years later. Kate Chopin’s novel “The Awakening,” tells the story of Mrs. Edna Pontellier, a woman who lived during this period in Southern Louisiana. In the first pages of the novel, readers meet Edna, a married woman...
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  • COM111
    genre, register, structure, audience and context. The texts “Transmutations Scientist (A revolutionary bio-engineering socio-scientific role)” and “The Parrot and the Pot Bellied Pig” are two texts I have chosen to reflect on. Due to the difference in genre both of these familiar texts are excellent examples...
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  • Wide Sargasso
    entitlement. When Annette describes her sister's marital problems—specifically her husband's tyrannical behavior—Mr. Mason responds coldly "That's her story. I don't believe it"; he effectively silences the Creole woman's voice. Rhys aims to restore this voice with her text. She intended Wide Sargasso Sea...
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  • The Scarlet Letter and the Awakening
    thus having a child with him while she was already married. The Awakening is novel that is based on selfhood and feminism. Edna does not love her husband the way that he loves her, so she gains feelings for several other men. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter, and Kate Chopin’s, The Awakening...
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