on one extracts from a story and fictional stories often have deeper meanings behind them while also causing us to think: does a fictional story convey a certain truth better than a nonfictional story? Story telling is an ancient form of art, one practiced throughout human history and one that seems to have no cultural or religious boundaries. We’ve all heard stories that we still remember to this day; these stories usually have an important message that we are expected to pick up upon from the teller. The story that stands out the most from my childhood is “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” Yet, as I went to school, I read countless numbers of books for certain classes, some of which I have no recollection of ever reading. However, I still remember the story that I was told when I was a little boy in my pajamas. Why? Because of the importance of the moral of the story. I did not care that this story was made up, and was not true at all. All I extracted from the story was the truth; you can fool people once, perhaps twice, but when you are in dire need of help, do not be shocked if no one comes to your aid. O’Brien applies the same idea to his stories, as the war stories he tells are fictional, but the message is not. The story that Mitchell Sanders tells O’Brien is once again false, yet Sanders wants to pass on the definitive truth to O’Brien. And when he finishes telling the story, he is almost disappointed at his story telling, as he cannot “quite get the details right, not quite pinning down the final and definitive truth” (O’Brien 273). The moral of Sanders story being that these men will continue to put their life on the line, leaving behind families for their country, sometimes for no valid reason at all. They will continue to fight while their politicians and leaders continue to send them to war. The reason being that the leaders are not fully aware of what war is truly like, as they themselves are fighting this war from behind an office desk. Sanders states: “..you got to listen to your enemy.” (O’Brien 273). Sanders story highlights the argument that stories do not have to be true; the fictional ones can convey the message just as well, if not better as fiction makes the story interesting, it gets us to think, to imagine rather than to listen to a boring truth. Similar to the women that usually approach O’Brien after he tells the baby buffalo story, I too felt sad, and lost a bit of faith in the whole war idea, trying to move past it. Yet, the image of the mutilated buffalo kept popping back into my head, forcing me to reason with Rat Kiley’s actions. At first thought, just like the woman that confronted O’Brien, I would also think war just has that effect on men, driving them over the edge. Men commit actions they never…
to “stand out” yet having a more in depth knowledge about computers as a whole. < (This sentence needs to be reworded) Having the proper foundation is very important.
The requirements to earn Bachelors from the Department of Natural Science and Mathematics include Science, Math, and Computer Programming courses. These classes provide the basis for success in any related career path you travel.(Start going into detail on what the courses offer and how they relate to me personally)…
English 1020 / Essay on Short Fiction
Format: double-spaced, indented paragraphs; standard margins (1’), font (Times New Roman), and print size (12); no cover pages; use MLA format for parenthetical in-text citations; give your essay an unique title; 600-1,000 words in length. You may go over the 1,000 maximum only if needed.
Avoid informal diction and the use of first person "I."
Short story titles are placed in quotation marks.
Proofread your final submission. Sentence…
Early one morning in the halls of a typical mathematics department, Katie, a graduate student in the field of higher category theory, walks into her final exam for grad algebra 1. She had enough sleep the previous night, and feels confident about her abilities. The first question is a routine application of Nakayama’s lemma, and the next an exercise in computing a group. After half an hour of deftly dealing out solutions, she comes to the last item:
Explain the importance of module theory in ring…
anti-totalitarian masterpiece, and two, Orwell was heavily influenced, and almost certainly cribbed several story ideas from Zamyatin, including the idylls in the countryside that play so important a part in both books. Both men viewed unspoilt nature as being a place free and untainted by politics and oppression.
Zamyatin’s novel is also noted as being a science fiction novel, one of the first science fiction dystopias. Both utopia and dystopia have been a particularly well studied as literary phenomena,…
O'Connor's "Good Country People"
Spend some time detailing the specific and general (overall) ironies in this short story. How do these ironies underscore the title of this short story?
The title” Good Country People” signifies that country people are always helpful, respectful, and kind to one another. Country people are typically very accepting of one another. “Nothing is perfect. This was one of Mrs. Hopewell’s favorite sayings. Another was: that is life! And still another, the…
The two literary selections which I have chosen to discuss in terms of the out-of-class essay are that of ‘Happy Endings’ by Margaret Atwood and ‘A Good Man is Hard’ to find by Flannery O’Connor. When doing an analogize of these stories one aspect of both stories that can be easily compared would be the authors choice of diction throughout both selections to grab the readers attention or to convey a message. Both pieces of literature use very harsh words when describing certain events that unfolds…
A feeling of panic came over me. Time was running out. I frantically searched for escape. The hallways stretched into endless corridors, the people at the ends were tiny dots, disappearing into the horizon. Clawing at the air, overcome by horror, I staggered down the hall. It was coming. I dashed into a bathroom and locked it behind me. I frantically pulled down my pants, but it was too late. The last turd apologetically dropped into its porcelain throne. I sat there, defeated, tears of anguish…
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Short Stories - Literary Devises
Title: Identities by W.D Valgardson
Point of View: Third Person
What type of character is the Protagonist?
The protagonist is a wealthy man who lives in a wealthy neighborhood with his wife and children, where he is probably pretty well-known.
The antagonist is guilt from not leaving a message to his wife. In the story, the protagonist goal was to drive around, but he stopped to call his wife to…
The History of Mathematics
“Mathematics”, in definition, is the study of relationships among quantities, magnitudes and properties, and also of the logical operations by which unknown quantities, magnitudes, and properties may be deduced.
It has been in use nearly since the dawn of man, with evidence of counting beginning around 50,000 B.C.E. Mathematics has since become fundamental to various studies such as science, engineering and philosophy.
The Discovery & Cultivation…
In this fiction short story “Ines in the Kitchen”, Cristina Garcia discusses a women in the story Ines, who is a housewife and pregnant. Garcia talks mainly about the character Ines and her situation and emotions. Throughout the story Ines feels trapped and confused about life in the choices she made, she feels betrayed not in the since from someone but of herself and the expectation of being a women. The author Cristina Garcia creates…