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    the man with the gun, you will get a bullet in the brain The short story, "Bullet in the brain, by Tobias Wolff," Is told through third person narration, the narrator has unlimited omniscience. The protagonist is Ander's, He is suffering from ennui and alienation. Ander's seems to have distanced himself from others and created his own reality in his head instead of the world around him; causing the world around him to become like a story. Which he despises because of his line of work, a book critic

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    Change O. Henry’s short story, “A Retrieved Reformation,” shows a man’s journey through rehabilitation. In the story, Jimmy Valentine is in jail for robbery. Then is allowed to leave in hope he has finally learned from his past mistakes and will stop robbing people to get what he desires. When Jimmy leaves, he robs many more banks but does not get caught. Jimmy then goes to a small town so the cops won’t be able to find him, and the town has a train station for him to make a quick getaway. When Jimmy

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    In the short story “Retrieved Reformation” by O.Henry. The author uses allusion, symbolism and verbal irony to keep the reader entertained. First O.Henry used aullison to keep the reader entertained. In the middle of Story jimmy compared to a phoenix being reborn into a new man Ralph Spencer. For example “Mr. Ralph Spencer, The phoenix that arose from jimmy's ashes.”(5) This shows allusion because it refers to a phoenix a bird which is reborn in it's ashes, showing he's changed. This interests

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    You are a bank teller at Central Bank in downtown Burnt Hills. You were working this morning when your bank was robbed” Edmunds explains. “Dr. Lozano says you are suffering from short-term memory loss, a fairly common condition when recovering from a trauma incident. You should have your memory back by the end of the day. Sleeping will help bring

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    and the theme of the two short stories. Within Bullet In The Brain, there is a book critic by the name Anders, who experiences one final memory after being shot in the head during a bank robbery. Anders couldn't get to the bank until just before it closed, so of course, the line was endless, and he got stuck behind two women whose conversation put him in an aggressive temper. He is portrayed as being pompous and unsympathetic, that he even begins to critic the bank robbers even when having a

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    Analysis Essay In the short story Bullet in the Brain, Tobias Wolff creates a sarcastically doughty character by the name of Anders. However, it becomes transparent that beneath this stone-cold portrayal of a man resides a troubled past. Throughout the story, Ander’s life struggles slowly begin to show through the cracks, giving the reader insight into what has turned him into such a hateful man. Another interesting character in the story is the man who takes charge of the robbery. He remains unnamed

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    Ultimate Change O. Henry’s short story, “A Retrieved Reformation,” shows a man’s journey through rehabilitation. In the story, Jimmy Valentine is in jail for robbery. He is then allowed to leave in hope he has finally learned from his past mistakes, and will stop robbing people to get what he desires. When Jimmy leaves, he robs many more banks, but does not get caught. Jimmy then goes to a small town so the cops will not be able to find him, and the town has a train station for him to make a quick

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    people around the country. In the early1930’s the crimes Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow committed, propelled shock waves through a depressed nation. The couple’s series of negligible thefts morphed into bank robberies and escalated to murders. Amid the economic turbulence, their string of robberies and murders proved that crimes spiked in times of strife and demonstrated the use of media to distract the public. The Great Depression was the first severe economic tribulation that the United States

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    Marathon Man the main character Levy is an ordinary student at Columbia University. His life gets ripped apart when his secret agent brother enters the stage. In Spike Lee’s film the antagonist Russell Dalton plans the perfect bank robbery. He appears to be robbing the bank when really he is robbing “safety deposit box 392”. Both writers mask reality with false appearances which unfold as the point of view of the characters change. This creates suspense and drama and is at the core of what makes

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    Brain”, is unique in that he faces death with laughter and sarcasm. The short story by Tobias Wolff portrays a man named Anders being shot during a bank robbery after ignoring the threats of the robbers (In Text Cite). Through descriptions of the protagonist and his speech with other characters, Anders shows signs of schizophrenia. Before the shooting, the narrator describes Anders and his interactions with other people at the bank. In the first paragraph, Anders looks at the two women in front of him

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