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  • The Resolution of Conflicts

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    “To live anyhow is better than not at all” (Chekhov 1) , the short story, The Bet commenced with the conflict when the person had no choice but to choose between the death penalty or life in prison. The Bet was originally written by Anton Chekhov, a profound Russian short-story writer who concentrated a lot on human values and the reflection of the extravagantly selfish Russian nobility. And through The Bet he was able to express all those ideas in two sides, the banker and the lawyer with the conflict

  • The Literary Modernism Time Period

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    The literary modernism time period was a movement in literature that started in the early 1890s and was very eventful. During this era there were many considerable events taking place such as The Great War (also known as “World War One”), which started in 1914. This War lasted for four years and finally ended in 1918, but its effects lasted much longer. The financial instability of Europe and death caused by this First World War gave people a sense of patriotism that unified them. It made people

  • The Lives and Works of Raymond Carver

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    With a unique and brilliant style of writing, Raymond Carver has left a lasting and outstanding impact on the history of short stories. Even though Raymond Carver left a long impact, his life was of the opposite. Like Raymond Carver’s famous award winning stories, his life was short. Raymond Carver was born on May 25th, 1938 in Clatskanie, Oregon, a mill town on the Columbia River. Carver grew up in Yakima, Washington. Carver had three members to his small family, his mother, his father, and brother

  • Life Will Go On

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    There is a common notion that money cannot buy happiness. This may be true for most, but not for John Cheever’s protagonist, Neddy Merrill, in “The Swimmer”. John Cheever was born May 27, 1912 in Quincy, Massachusetts. He has written many short stories for various publishers such as The Atlantic, The Yale Review and The New Yorker. In 1930, John Cheever published his first story in The New Republic; and in 1941, he married Mary Winternitz, with whom he had two children, Susan and Benjamin. Cheever

  • The Lady with the Dog by Anton Chekhov and Marriages and Infidelities by Joyce Carol Oates

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    are re-imaginings of famous stories.” While the stories in her collection were meant to be autonomous, they were also testaments of her love and devotion to other writers who helped her become the writer she is today. She showed her “marriage” to Anton Chekhov by reworking his short story “The Lady with the Dog,” almost a century after the original was published. The “infidelities” consist of transgressions in the form, characterisation and setting, and the shift of the emphasis from male to female

  • Raymond Clevie Carver's Life

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    Raymond Clevie Carver was born May 25, 1938 in Clatskanie, Oregon. Carver was raised in the Pacific Northwest by working-class parents. His father, Clevie Raymond Carver, was a sawmill worker, a fisherman, and a heavy drinker. He taught Carver to fish and hunt, and read him Zane Grey novels. Carver’s mother, Ella Beatrice, worked as a waitress and retail clerk. He had one younger brother, James Franklin Carver. At age 19, after graduating from high school, Carver married Maryann Burk. Maryann was

  • Analysis Of Raymond Carver 's ' Cathedral '

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    Gabrielle Sobolewski English 200 Professor Ruth Jennison 11/12/15 The short story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver is told from the perspective of a first-person narrator. Throughout the story, the narrator is self-absorbed in his own thoughts and emotions and fails in his willingness to overlook personal insecurities in order to accommodate others’ discomfort, i.e. predominantly his wife and the blind man. In general, the story lacks figurative language and is told in short, direct sentences

  • The Brute

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    Personality Profile: Mrs. Popov in The Brute by Anton Chekhov In The Brute, Anton Chekhov scripts a relatively short, one-act play which features two prominent and distinct main characters. Chekhov himself was born in 1860 in Russia to a lower-middle class family. At age sixteen, he was literally abandoned by his family, an event which would shape the course of his life and writings in the years to come. Chekhov’s outlandish stories are generally classified as farces, which are defined as light

  • Analysis Of Katherine Mansfield 's ' Miss Brill ' Essay

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    5.Analyse how the writer(s) use(s) language techniques for a particular purpose in a written text or texts you have studied.    Katherine Mansfield uses an extensive range of language techniques to portray the lonely and slightly delusional spinster; Miss Brill. The story of "Miss Brill" is an extremely good example of how a writer can use different language techniques to reveal a variety of aspects of the character. The author uses characterisation through the language techniques to reveal a

  • Vladimir Nabokov 's Short Stories

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    Vladimir Nabokov’s short stories featured are Signs and Symbols, Bachmann and Terra Incognita. Signs and Symbols focuses on a young boy institutionalized with a morbid paranoia of the outside world and the impact this has on his elderly parents. Bachmann is about a genius composer whose only source of affection is of Madame Perov, whose infatuation is seen in her constant attendance of his piano recitals. Terra Incognito’s main character Valliére and his companions are losing their minds and lives

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