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    The Last Leaf Analysis

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    sizes. In the stories “Gwilan’s Harp” by Ursula K. LeGuin, “The Washwoman” by Isaac Singer, and “The Last Leaf” by O. Henry, loss presents itself clearly but also distinctly. For “Gwilan’s Harp”, the main character faces a loss of her most valuable possession. In “The Washwoman”, the old lady, who washes a Jewish family’s clothes, loses the relationship with her only son. Finally, for “The Last Leaf”, one of the main characters loses the will to live, which almost costs her life. Although the loss

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    after losing an arm from a tragic shark attack all from the article, “Surfer Girl.” Determination helped Hamilton Persist to surf again, even with one arm and a grudge towards the ocean. The character Johnsy, from “The Last Leaf” was determined to change her attitude after realizing a leaf that she symbolized as her life had stayed, which

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    The Last Leaf Epilogue

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    CHAPTER ONE The Shadow and the Crystal Ball There was no warning, shower of sparks, flash of light or puff of smoke. I just blinked and was gone. One second I was sitting on my bed and the next I'm standing on top of a strange stone wall. How and why I wasn't sure, but before I had time to figure it out, a witch appeared out of nowhere and leaned on her battered broomstick, alone in the dark. Her black pointed hat and long cape cast an eerie silver silhouette on the narrow cobblestone street. She

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    The Last Leaf Epilogue

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    The thrilling cry rang around our swarming decks, lifted its troubled voice above the roaring of the elements, and caused strong hearts to tremble, and weaker ones to sicken over the perils of the unknown victim. *“Who is it? Where is he?”* No one can tell. After some time a dark struggling spot is seen astern upon the frothy wake, raising two pleading arms and raising a frightened voice for help, for rescue. *”There he is! There he is!”* A hundred voices proclaim the dangerous truth, a hundred fingers

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    The main characters, in “The Last Leaf” by O’Henry, “The Washwoman” by Isaac Singer, and “Gwilan’s Harp” by Ursula K. LeGuin, all find that it is possible to keep on living, despite their losses. Johnsy finds the will to live despite the loss of her friend, Mr. Behrman, in “The Last Leaf.” The washwoman keeps on living and working, despite the loss of her son’s loyalty and her health, as seen in “The Washwoman.” In “Gwilan’s Harp,” Gwilan finds her voice, literally, thereby learning to live despite

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    Plot Summary • Takes place in a village called Kitammat in British Coloumbia • The main character, Lisa, who is a 19 year old teenager is the narrator of the story • The characters are Haislian, which is a type of an aboriginal culture • Book begins with Lisa waking up as her parents are getting ready to go find Jimmy, Lisa’s brother, who has been lost at sea • Jimmy was on a fishing boat with Josh, who is the uncle of his girlfriend Karaoke, when they both disappear • Both Lisa and her parents

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    A character's loss “Gwilan’s Harp” by Ursula K. LeGuin”, “The Last Leaf” by O. Henry”, and “The Washwoman” by Isaac Singer— each tells the story of an individual who experiences loss in their life. “. “Gwilan’s Harp” tells of a young musician who first suffered the loss of her valued instrument, before falling under other hardships. “The Last Leaf” relays the story of an old painter who longs to make a beautiful masterpiece, yet suffers under his own inaction. Finally, “The Washwomen”

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    The stories “Gwilan’s Harp”, “The Washwoman”, and “The Last Leaf” are all very different but maybe a bit less different than people think. In the story “Gwilan’s Harp,” written by Ursula K. LeGuin, the character Gwilan comes across great loss first in her harp, and next she loses Torm her husband. In the story “The Washwoman,” written by Isaac Singer, a Jewish family has a family relationship with their washwoman. She was their best washwoman. Although the washwoman came across many troubles in her

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    Harp”, “The washwomen”, and “The Last Leaf”, each character loses someone or something or even both that means everything to them. The greatest conflict in all of these stories is when someone dies. In “Gwilan’s Harp”, her husband, Torm, dies after thirty years of marriage and leaves Gwilan alone; however at the end Gwilan finds peace with herself. The death of the washwoman, though sad and very tragic, portrayed a meaningful life lesson. Finally, “The Last Leaf” not only provides relevant themes

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    “Gwilan’s Harp,” by Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Washwoman,” by Isaac Bashevis Singer, and “The Last Leaf,” by O. Henry. It affected many, if not all, of the characters’ choices. Each character reacted in a different way. They also all learned a lesson from their loss. It changed them and grew them, encouraging them to become a better person. Loss is an important theme in “Gwilan’s Harp,” “The Washwoman,” and “The Last Leaf.”

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