Free Essays on 19Th Century Short Stories

  1. 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) ...

  2. 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...

  3. History of the Development of the Short Story.

    The Short Story. Basic Literary Elements of The Short Story. 1.1.History of The Development of The Short Story. 1.1.1.Early Forms.Origins. The short story refers to a work of fiction that is usually written in prose, usually in narrative format. This format or medium tends to be more pointed...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Feminism in the Story of an Hour

    January 29, 2007 Feminism in "The Story of an Hour" Feminism is an ideology dealing with women's struggles for the same rights as men. It proposed that all women should be politically, economically, and socially equal to men. The idea arose in the 19th century and is synonymous with the Women's...

  7. Summary Story of an Hour

    Chopin’s short story, “The Story of an Hour,” the reader may interpret the meaning no more complex than a woman mourning the loss of her husband. Chopin’s story is so much more then this initial assumption, the story digs deep into the women’s emotions towards commitment in the late 19th century. The...

  8. Comparing john updikes A+p, the story of an hour by kate chopin, and the girls in their summer dresses by irwin shaw. this paper tells the plot and how it relates to the point of view.

    The stories we have read deal with 18th and 19th century American life. The desire of spirit and emotion will full people's lives through these stories. People during this time have gained the knowledge of being independent individuals through books in this conservative era. The short stories A+P by...

  9. 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...

  10. Short Stories

    Gorov Mrs. Dennis English III honors 14 October 2011 The Short Stories Quiet, But Aggressive Approach Novels are superfluous while short stories strive for flawlessness, ensuring meticulously picked details and succinct plots. The short story utilizes the complex and vivid words the English language...

  11. 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...

  12. 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 ...

  13. How Effective is Thomas Hardy's Short Story "Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver"

    is Thomas Hardy's Short Story "Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver" In the 19th century the genre of the short story expanded greatly in its popularity. One of the authors who grew in his skill as a writer at the same time as the genre was Thomas Hardy. I will be considering a short story named "Tony Kytes...

  14. 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...

  15. The 19th Century (Critical Realism)

    The 19th century was characterized by sharp contradictions. In many ways it was an age of progress: railways and ships were built, great scientific discoveries were made, education became more widespread; but al the same time it was an age of profound social unrest, because there was too much poverty...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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,...

  23. The Repression of Women in the 19th Century in Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”

    In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the protagonist narrator and her physician husband John move to a secluded, Gothic-style English estate for the summer after the narrator has a baby and develops a “temporary nervous depression - a slight hysterical tendency” (165). John...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. The Story of an Hour

    woman of the 19th century. People feel disappointed when they lose their hope. The Story of an Hour written by Kate Chopin, who is known for the contribution of gaining women’s right, describes Mrs. Mallard has her sudden freedom when she hears about the death of her husband. The story illustrates the...

  27. 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...

  28. A Demonstration of 19th Century America

    of 19th Century America The 19th Century held one of the most important events in American history, the Civil War. The Civil War was a rough, tense conflict that involved American citizens engaging “one of the most researched conflicts in modern history.” At the time, hundreds of short stories, speeches...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...