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Loera1 Maria Loera Dr. Innes Mitchell 31 October 2019 Rhetorical Criticism Flash Fiction: Narrative Analysis Section I (Introduction): Since the beginning of time, storytelling has been a means of communicating our thoughts and ideas. Being that we are essentially “story-telling animals”(Foss), these stories can often be seen in our daily communication. We tell stories without even realizing it, in fact, it is through narrating these stories that we can come to understand certain issues that may not have been necessarily as appealing to us had they not been told as a story. Though there exists various forms of narrative, one of the most “creative challenges” is that of flash fiction because it covers all of the narrative elements within a stringent word count (Smith 2019). It is important to analyze narratives such as flash fiction, regardless of the genre, because they offer the reader what an entire novel does- a sense of belonging or connection- only in less words. Artifact Description: In the flash fiction titled Suicide is Painless-In Response to Those Who Deny Us an End-of-Life Choice by Lynda Simmons, the storyteller takes us through the life of a male who is ill and is genuinely considering taking his life. He has planned three forms of “escape” as he refers to them and we are taken on a journey through the characters’ every aching thought. From the suffering resulting from his illness to the thoughts he has about what people might say or think, the author makes it all lead to how the main character creates the best way to depart. Amidst the planning and internal conflict, we see how the main character criticizes
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Loera2 Maria Loera Dr. Innes Mitchell 31 October 2019 Rhetorical Criticism advocates for Suicide Awareness claiming that they do wrong in not letting people, specifically people like him that are terminally ill, decide their own fate.
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