The Short Story
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)
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...
The Short Story. Basic Literary Elements of The Short Story.
1.1.History of The Development of The Short Story.
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...
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...
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...
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,
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
19th and 20th Century Gender Expectations in Literature
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...
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...
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...
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...
19th century: period of growing consciousness, restlessness which promulgated the formation of two major movements
Propaganda Movement (failed)
Revolutionary Movement (replaces the PM)
Marcelo H. Del Pilar
"The Unexpected" and one other story in this collection.
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...
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...
[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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...