Free Essays on 19Th Century Short Stories

  1. 19th Century Horror Stories

    A Study of the Characteristics of 19th Century Horror Stories In this essay we will look at the Characteristics of 19th Century Horror Stories, commenting on: the structure of the story; the characterisation; the themes included in the story; the setting and the writer’s technique. I will be...

  2. Story of an Hour

    Book Report on The Story of an Hour The Story of an Hour is a short novel written by Kate Chopin and selected from Cassill, R. V. The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction (4th Edition). The story mainly tells us about physical changes and emotions of Mrs. Mallard after being informed about the death...

  3. concept of marriage in 19th century

    Concept of marriage in 19th Century. Position of women in the 19th century was certainly different from today. But what makes it interesting is the amount of variation from now and then. Today women are equivalent to men and can perform any task, take up any occupation, they have that right to choose...

  4. History of Short Story

    The Short Story History: as a form dates back to the oral tradition of the tale written tales emerge in poetic forms - Chaucer's Canterbury Tales Boccaccio's Decameron (1351-1353) often cited as the precursor of the short story form, as is the French translation of The Thousand and One Nights (1704) ...

  5. American Literature in the 20th Century

    church, within which context Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz wrote memorable poetry and philosophical essays. Towards the end of the 18th Century and the beginning of the 19th, a distinctive criollo literary tradition emerged, including the first novels such as José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi's El Periquillo...

  6. What Is Meant by the Term Capitalism and How Has the Global Capitalist System Evolved over the Last Two Centuries? Identify and Describe the Main Phases in This Process.

    last two centuries the global capitalist system has gone through three main stages that can be described as anarchic, managed and remarketised capitalism. Fulcher (2004) states that industrial capitalism made its breakthrough in Britain during the 18th Century, and into the early 19th century. He called...

  7. Pre Century London

    place of culture and diversity with many attractions bringing tourists from all over the world. However, it hasn’t always been like this, in the 18th century, although London was the worlds largest city, it was dirty, filled with the smell of waste materials, rotting rubbish and quite a dangerous place to...

  8. Me Alone

    The short prose pieces comprising the collection, SNAPSHOTS, are studies in literary objectivity and minimalism. Honing his craft in post-war France, Alain Robbe-Grillet sought to strip from his work the hallmarks of French literature, indeed, nearly all of the literary conventions thought to add...

  9. Xix Century and New Industrial Revolution in the U.K.

    The project: XIX century and new industrial revolution in the U.K. The project is prepared by Chulkova E.A. 308 group Content: 1. Introduction 2. Industry 3. Technology 4. Achievements of Britain 1. Introduction The New Industrial Revolution, also known as the Technological Revolution...

  10. study guide

    Art for art’s sake Nationalism Relation to literature Expanded orchestra Concert hall tradition Romantic Style Classical, tuneful melodies in short symmetrical phrases. Harmony uses chords within a key Rhythm is straightforward Balanced symmetrical form Classical Style Tuneful, sweeping melodies...

  11. Explain the importance of the ending in "The Unexpected" and one other story in this collection.

    "The Unexpected" and one other story in this collection. Third essay The ending paragraph of the short story “The Unexpected” is the most important paragraph in this short story. It’s in this paragraph that makes the reader find out the surprising final twist of the story, persuading them to ponder about...

  12. The Creator of Detective Stories and Psychological Thriller

    romantic, was the creator of detective stories and perfected the psychological thriller. Many aspects of Poe’s life and his writings distinguished him from other authors. Edgar Allan Poe’s poems and short stories had a worldwide influence on literature. Poe’s stories and poems were influenced by three...

  13. Kate Chopin’s “the Story of an Hour”

    Keisha Wallace Oppressed Feelings in “The Story of an Hour” Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” is a short story fiction. The story is extremely short in length, but has a great impact in meaning. “The Story of an Hour” is about the protagonist Mrs. Mallard who finds out her husband has died...

  14. 19th Century American Slavery: Expository Synthesis Essay

    19th Century American Slavery: Expository Synthesis Essay Every great civilization or country has had at least one dirty little time in their history that all would rather forget. America knows this feeling well, especially within the 19th century, the slave era. America was divided, the North was...

  15. Comparitive Essay - Gilman and Chopin

    Yellow Wallpaper’ and ‘Their House’, both by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Kate Chopin’s novella ‘The Awakening’. "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a short story telling about a young woman who is eventually driven mad by the society. The narrator is apparently confused with the normal being defined by a "true"...

  16. A Rose for Emily and the Yellow Wallpaper

    Yellow Wallpaper The term “madness” means the quality or condition of being insane. Now what degree or genre of insanity is the question. In the short stories “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner and “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, two women’s lives are shown and described by the...

  17. Analysis of the Short Story the Yellow Wall Paper

    Gilman’s story « The Yellow Wallpaper » suggest about middle-class women’s place and roles in this society? Though « The Yellow Wallpaper » is a fiction which aims at denouncing the « resting cure” used for insane people by the physician of the Victorian era, we can find in this short story lots of...

  18. Social & Psychological Change in the 19th Century, as Shown in Gaskell's North and South

    The 19th Century was a time of social and psychological change for many, especially the inhabitants of a quickly changing England. The Industrial Revolution was changing lives through advances in technology; the English Church was losing followers due to doubts in faith, and barriers between classes...

  19. 105 19th Century of American Literature

    1.05 19th Century of American Literature PROMPT TWO Choose one short story and one poem from the 19th century. Write to compare the ways in which each of these may be considered representative of American culture during the time period in which it was written. Cite specific evidence from the literature...

  20. Chapter 7 Urbanization Essay

    Industrialists of the 19th Century During the 19th century Industrialization was rapidly spreading throughout the U.S. During that time many factories were built led by men who were known as industrialists. Many of these industrialists were greedy men, with little regard of the workforce; others...

  21. FRE In what ways did the early nineteenth-century reform movements for abolition and women's rights illustrate both the strengths and the weaknesses of democracy in the early American republic?

    Life for the American woman in the 19th century was full of conflicts and struggles. Women suffered from a lot of discrimination, and were not allowed to vote, attend universities, speak in public, or own property, and were essentially forced to fight for their place within society. Regardless of these...

  22. Thomas Hardy Stories

    Hardy Stories The three Thomas Hardy short stories I am writing about are: • The History of The Hardcomes • The Melancholy Hussar • The Winters and The Palmleys In the short stories written by Thomas Hardy the historical and social context is defined and similar in each story. The...

  23. Behind the 19th Amendment

    Behind the 19th Amendment Reflecting on the past when the constitution was written, the idea of general suffrage was too drastic for our founding fathers to tackle. Our founding fathers decided to leave the states with the authority to decide the requirements for voting, these requirements included...

  24. Dracula - a Short Play

    is a short play created from letters, journals, telegrams, and newspaper clippings. Good versus evil is the main theme I experienced from viewing the play. Evil never outlasts good; therefore I foreshadowed Dracula being killed by the end of the play. The setting of the story begins in 19th century Europe...

  25. “Stereotypical gender roles and expectations have no place in the 21st Century”

    “Stereotypical gender roles and expectations have no place in the 21st Century” Views on gender roles and what it means to have an identity and a sense of belonging have change drastically since the Victorian era. While today, in the 21st century it is not uncommon to see women vote, hold a wide variety of jobs...

  26. The Monkey's Paw and the Necklace Comparative Essay

    The Monkey’s Paw and The Necklace Comparative Essay “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Necklace” are both short stories that are clearly related by their theme of fate. The way fate works in both stories are different though. In “The Necklace”, Madam Loisel made her fate by all of her actions and in “The...

  27. The Dutchman

    her books, it finally came to me that the short-short story (an excerpt, really) that I will to try to paraphrase, came from one of three novels written by Ian Rand: We the Living, The Fountain Head, and Atlas Shrugged. She also wrote at least one short story that I know about, but don’t remember its...

  28. Story of an Hour Interpretation

    Steven Tadlock Mrs. Pleas English Composition II 11 January 2011 The Story of an Hour Analysis In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”, it is demonstrated that life for a woman was quite difficult towards the end of the 19th century. Mrs. Mallard is given the news that her husband, Mr. Mallard, is killed...

  29. Short Story

    Short story: Definition and History. A short story like any other term does not have only one definition, it has many definitions, but all of them are similar in a general idea. According to The World Book Encyclopedia (1994, Vol. 12, L-354), “the short story is a short work of fiction that usually...

  30. Defense

    period? We can read a story from that time and look at the author’s life and what he was trying to teach people during the era in question. The historical gaps in textbooks can be filled by literature. A reader can study the author’s life, historical and cultural events from when the story was published and...

  31. Overcoming Ourselves

    women’s rights for equality through the depiction of the innate power that already exists in every woman. Two such successful feminist authors of 19th century literature are Emily Dickinson and Kate Chopin. Although both have extensive works to choose from, focusing on one example of each writer will provide...

  32. Lenin‘s October 1917 Revolution: limited accomplishments, yet a turning point in 20th century history

    Lenin‘s October 1917 Revolution: limited accomplishments, yet a turning point in 20th century history Abstract In 1917, Lenin led factory workers in St. Petersburg, Russia, in taking over the government, expecting to spark the rapidly spreading revolution to abolish capitalism predicted by Marx...

  33. Swain Modulation

    Toronto. Our research paradigm has been to ask students to write a story for which the stimulus is either an audio-recording or a set of drawings. We then reformulate the stories the students have written. In reformulating the stories, the intent has been to not change the meaning of what the students...

  34. Analysis of Kate Chopin's “the Story of an Hour”

    Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” Kate Chopin’s “the story of an hour” presents the story of a wife in 1894, in a time when society norms underestimated women needs. The story mainly explores the reaction of a wife, who suffers of heart trouble, to her husband’s death. The story begins with her sister’s...

  35. The Ironies of Marriage in Kate Chopin’s “the Story of an Hour”

    [Mention of author and story’s title:] In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour,” [Brief summary:] Louise Mallard, a young woman, is mistakenly told that her loving husband died in a train accident. In the space of a few minutes, she feels relief at the news as she comes to realize that, as a widow,...

  36. English as a World Language

    hgkjghkgkgkg kghkjfhgkgjhkøjghkøjghkjghkjghkøjytiurhytakjvhjkngkjnvkldnm vklaølutiortn kjnkjg kjahgiuhgnk jn kdhgiogjkldngkøa Thank you M'am - short story by Langston Hughes You need to be able to concentrate on the following if you are going to write about literature: • Give a summary of the plot ...

  37. Feminism in Hemingway's Short Stories

    Hemingway’s two stories Hills Like White Elephants and Cat In The Rain Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899-1961) was the American great novelist and short story writer of the twentieth century. He has been applauded for her fresh approach to post war life. Biographical reading of his novels and short stories...

  38. Fightclub

    having "two-faces", but primarily, before the 19th century, people exhibiting symptoms similar to those were believed to be possessed.[49] An intense interest in spiritualism, parapsychology, and hypnosis continued throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries,[8] running in parallel with John Locke's views...

  39. Subordination of Women in the Late 19th Century, as Seen in 'The Yellow Wallpaper'

     Subordination of Women in the Late 19th Century, as Seen in 'The Yellow Wallpaper' In 1902, The Washington Post published an article titled The Rest Cure. Silas Weir Mitchell created this cure to help those who are suffering from “overconcentration, overniceness in clinging to one settled rule till...

  40. A Literary Analysis of Ray Bradbury’s Short Story “the Dragon”

    INDIVIDUAL WORK A Literary Analysis of Ray Bradbury’s Short Story “The Dragon” 1) The plot of the story The story begins with the description of a deep night and two men bent by their lonely fire. These men are speaking about a strange, mysterious creature, which seems to ruin everything...

  41. Story of an Hour

    Passion Awry Short Essay on “The Story of an Hour”, by Kate Chopin This was a well-written narrative chronicling an hour in the life of a young woman in which she faced a plethora of emotions. Though the piece was written just prior to the last century, certain passions and social acceptance appeared...

  42. Trifles vs. Story of an Hour

    Drama And Failure In Marriage During the 19th century women did not really have much power or say in anything that went on. Women were really the ones that stayed home and took care of the family and tended to the house, while the husbands went out and worked. Women stayed out of the lime light...

  43. Middle Class Women in 19th Century American Society

    MIDDLE CLASS WOMEN’S PLACE & ROLES IN THE 19TH CENTURY U.S. SOCIETY [pic] Section: Cassia Women were always faced specifically in history by men until they became equal to them. In the story “The yellow wallpaper” the author Charlotte Perkins ...

  44. Analyzing Historical Themes in William Faulkner’s Short Stories

    Faulkner’s Short Stories Often in literature, various stories can be linked by a connecting idea. Stories that fit this statement are William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” “A Courtship,” “All the Dead Pilots,” and “That Evening Sun.” These short stories all show Faulkner’s strengths as a short stories author...

  45. Short Story Analysis

    of a New Woman in Kate Chopin’s Short Stories The turning of the 19th century instilled a desire in all women to be free and liberated from their husbands. They desired freedom, liberation and happiness. Such characteristics were portrayed throughout the short stories written by Kate Chopin. For the...

  46. The Way Up to Heaven and the Story of an Hour

    The stories that I have chosen to compare and contrast are ‘The Way Up to Heaven’ and ‘The Story of an Hour’. Before analysing the story, let me define what compare and contrast is. The words compare and contrast have connotations of “pointing out similarities and differences” (Kennedy & Gioia, 1995...

  47. 19th and 20th Century Gender Expectations in Literature

    19th and 20th Century Gender Expectations in Literature Johnny Shelton ENG125 Professor Heather AltfeldFisher 11 March 2012 19Th and 20th Century Gender Expectations in Literature The late 19th century produced a myriad of successful authors, poets and play-writes that often incorporated...

  48. Realism

    period, it is most often associated with a movement in 19th-century France (approximately 1840-1890). The term "realism," which was originally used by the thirteenth-century scholastics to describe a belief in the reality of ideas, in the 19th century became associated with a group of writers who claimed...

  49. Robert Luis Paper

    Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, during the nineteenth century, other than a novelist, Stevenson was a poet, essayist, and writer of travel books. Some of the short stories that he wrote are the “Merry Men” and “The Body-Snatcher”. According to Judy Cornes, Robert...

  50. African Literature

    Africa where Christianity has been practiced long enough to be considered traditional. Works written in European languages date primarily from the 20th century onward. The literature of South Africa in English and Afrikaans is also covered in a separate article, South African literature. See also African theatre...

  51. Law and Order in the Nineteenth Century

    Law and Order in the nineteenth century Law and order in the 19th century proved to be bad, because of many reasons regarding environmental conditions, for example the smog, it was hard to see criminals and it was not a surprise when there were screams and cries for help because of so many crimes...

  52. comparing the yellow wallpaper and the story of an hour

    Both Gilman’s “Yellow Wallpaper” and Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” touch upon the same topic and are somewhat similar in their purpose. That is why, when I was recommended to read them side by side, the most natural thing for me was to blog bout them together. They both deal with severe contrast between...

  53. 19th century

    19th century: period of growing consciousness, restlessness which promulgated the formation of two major movements  Propaganda Movement (failed)  Revolutionary Movement (replaces the PM) Leaders:  Jose Rizal  Marcelo H. Del Pilar  Lopez Jaena Members:  Pedro Paterno  Ponce  Panganiban ...

  54. Biography of Guy de Maupassant

    Biography of Guy de Maupassant Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th century French short story writer. Henri Rene Albert Guy de Maupassant was the first child of Laure Le Poittevin and Gustave de Maupassant, who was born on August 5, 1850 at Chateau de Miromesnil (near Dieppe, Normandy), a place in...

  55. The Variations of Cinderella Stories

    year, century after century. The tales change and form similar but new ones as the year passes by. Each century opens a new door to interpretation, style, presentation, appearance, and meaning. The story of a young cinder girl, name Cinderella, has been a classic fairy tale for several centuries. It is...

  56. Realism in Mary E. Wilkin's

    An Nguyen Dr. Carrithers English 222F 15 September 2008 Realism in Freeman’s “The Revolt of ‘Mother’” In the late 19th century, American literature experienced the Realism movement. It is not only another literary technique, but is also the beginning of the writers’ exploration for truth. Literature...

  57. Late 19th Century Captins of Industry

    a humble oil business book-keeper in Cleveland, Ohio, and in just seven years rose to control a tenth of the entire US oil business. In the late 19th century the oil industry was a free-for-all, the law of the jungle ruled. Rockefeller used this 'individual freedom' to pursue several extremely successful...

  58. New Historicsm in Short Story "Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant

    New Historicism in short story “The Diamond Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant I will analyze the short story “The Diamond Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant. We can read and learn the story to make a clear about the new historicism which can be seen from author life and what he was trying to invent from...

  59. A Critical Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe

    A Critical Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe is an elaborate writer belonging to the 19th century. His interpretation of human desires drips with dramatic realism, clawing its way into the darkest corners of our own souls. Poe believed that in everyone prowls the potential to perpetrate...

  60. Comparison of Two Young Women Characters in Two Classic 19th Century Short Stories

    is derived from men; society, in general; and within a woman herself. Two interesting short stories, “The Yellow Wall-paper and “The Story of an Hour, “ focus on a woman’s plight near the turn of the 19th century. This era is especially interesting because it is a time in modern society when women...