• Jealous Husband Returns as a Parrot
    The Coward A coward, by definition, is a person who lacks courage, especially one who is shamefully unable to control his fear and so shrinks from danger or trouble. In the short story, “Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot”, Robert Olen Butler makes the point that cowardly behavior can...
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    I recently 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...
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  • Life's Ups and Downs
    off simply so he wouldn’t have to observe his wife with countless men every night. The differences between the two stories “Hearts Half Off” and “Jealous Husband returns in the Form of Parrot” is that in “Hearts Half Off” he doesn’t have to observe the relationship between Britney and the other guy...
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  • The Power of Language
    drew the sheet over her naked body. “You don’t want anybody to know about us, do you?”(13). Now that Sarah realized this she became upset and this started to destroy her as a person because she did not think she was good enough for Ron. In the story of “Jealous Husband Returns in form of Parrot” we...
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  • Jealousy paper
    to an Amazon Parrot. Butler uses imagery to give sight as to what is going on in the story and how he wants the reader seeing the husband. Butler uses imagery throughout the short story starting with how the man dies and breaks his neck. This led to the man appearing in a pet store in Houston were...
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  • Ying to the Yang
    Benjamin Franklin once said “Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.” meaning at the time, an act of 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...
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  • Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot
    the same insight to the main character's struggles if it had been written in a third person or dramatic point of view. Also, the story would have been lacking if it had been told in any other character's point of view as the husband/parrot is the character most effected by the events that take place...
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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...
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  • Parrot
    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 from their unstable marriage. Through the utilization of themes such as bitterness...
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  • Love and Jealousy
    . Judgment becomes clouded and rationality no longer exists. In the end, all that remains is pure, indefinable emotion. Attempts to capture all the abilities and challenges intertwined within this ruthless emotion take the form of stories, music and movies. For instance, the story, "Jealous Husband Returns...
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  • Post-Modernism
    Husband Returns in Form of Parrot,” by Robert Olen Butler, Jr. “The Babysitter” is a fragmented story about a babysitter taking care of two children while their parents attend a cocktail party. The story has many elements of sexuality in it and the same storyline included different endings, such...
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  • Yeah
    is not used or is used incorrectly it can be damaging to the people in our lives and all around us. Using imagery, symbolism, and irony, Olen Butler illustrates in “Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot” that communication is key in a relationship and without communication the relationship...
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  • Greed and Jealousy
    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 with a man, he...
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  • Wide Sargasso
    servant woman to watch over her. Delusional and paranoid, Antoinette awakes from a vivid dream and sets out to burn down the house Rochester  -  Antoinette's English husband who, though never named in the novel, narrates at least a third of the story. Rochester, the youngest son of a wealthy...
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  • Miss
    people looked at Methuslelah with respect. Another way this parrot shows symbolism is by how it behaves. It is very weak and dependant. It is afraid of predators, and always runs away from facing the wild. Here, it seems to be representing the Africans. The parrot faces death in the story just like the...
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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...
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  • Breaking Chains
    vous-en! Allez vous-en! Sapristi! That’s all right’ ” (5). The words from the caged parrot are directed towards Mr. Pontellier, Edna’s husband, and when translated they read, “Go! Go! Good Heavens! That’s all right!” Although such few words from the caged parrot are said, the parrot represents Edna and...
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  • COM111
    satirical and narrative genre incarnate, composers can introduce responders to a hyperbolized understanding of a number of themes through a comedic nature. “The Parrot and the Potbellied Pig” is a satirical, fictitious short story that is one of many from the novel “Squirrel seeks chipmunk” by author...
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  • Symbolism in the Awakening by Kate Chopin
    Symbolism in The Awakening by Kate Chopin The Awakening by Kate Chopin is a novel full of 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...
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  • Awakening Questions Chatpers 1-9
    can understand. The parrot symbolizes Edna Pontillier who seems to only be understood by some but not all and seems to be beside herself because her husband doesn’t seem to notice her. 2. Leonce Pontellier is Edna’s husband. He is wealthy and enjoys a drink in the local hub. He seems to show...
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