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Unformatted text preview: Jessica Bachand 02/20/08 Section 10 Short Story Paper Short stories are amazing; they accomplish so much in probably less than 10 pages, and Hunters in the Snow illustrates that perfectly. The plot of this story is constructed perfectly. First there is the exposition, which sets the rest of the story up; Frank and Kenny come speeding down the road, nearly killing Tub, and here is where the characters our defined. Tub is clearly an obese guy, and he is sensitive about it, and he always ends up being the butt of everyones joke. For example, as soon as Tub gets into the car Kenny says, He looks just like a beach ball with a hat on, doesnt he? Doesnt he, Frank? (Perrine 29) This here not only illustrates Tubs obesity, but also the fact that Kenny is not only a bully, but the leader of the threesome, and that Frank is the middle man: somewhat of a pushover, but probably the peace keeper of the group. Anyway, the men exchange their banter, if it can be called that, and continue on their hunting journey. However, it is questionable whether this can be called banter, because Kenny takes a low blow at Frank, Kenny nearly spills about Franks secret affair with his babysitter, which...
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course ENG 106 taught by Professor Gagnon;owen during the Spring '08 term at Western Connecticut State University.
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