Analytical essay on a short story The Laurel Whalen by Matt Rader.doc

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Surname 1 Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Analytical essay on a short story “The Laurel Whalen by Matt Rader.” Introduction Conflict and guilt mark the foundation of the story, The Laurel Whalen. Conflict can be exhibited in several aspects regarding the setting of the story in that there is internal conflict between the narrator and his own conscience which is due to the fact that he feels guilty and ashamed of his deeds and actions. However, this paper is going to in-depth look into the conflict that is depicted by the narrator and his friend Jimmy based on the awful things the narrator did to his friend. Discussion Notably, the narrator and Jimmy were friends who had a strong social connection in that they even shared drinks at his place. In the story, a narrator is a person who understood Jimmy’s character and could easily predict his next move at ease. Moreover, it is essential to note that the narrator takes advantage of the fact that he understands Jimmy’s character and moves so as to do appalling things to him knowing very well that he either won’t know and probably when he hears of it will not give anything of that sort so much attention. Conflict can be noted from the moment the narrator steps in the compound and finds Jimmy mother in law puttering the plants, and the mother in law alerts the narrator that Jimmy is home. From the context, it is clear that the narrator has been having an affair with Jimmy’s wife
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