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Revelation A08 Evaluating Short Stories 1. "The Standard of Living" can be called a satire. Reread the story. Then answer the questions that follow. a. 3 Points Using specific references to the work itself, explain the satirical aspect of the story "The Standard of Living." The satirical aspect is that the two girls are playing a game in which they have to pretend that they are part of a high-class society. The satirical aspect is when one of the girls realizes that she can buy the necklace for quarter of a million dollars. b. 5 Points In recent lessons, you thought about the quality of artistic unity in texts of different sorts. Your assignment now is to provide a brief analysis of the artistic unity of "The Standard of Living." Before beginning this task, be sure you've worked through the material regarding Artistic Unity. Pay special attention to the question you responded to on the artistic unity of "The Dead Child" and the suggested response provided for it. Begin your discussion of artistic unity in "The Standard of Living" by focusing on the purpose of the story; then explain how the various elements contribute to that purpose. The Standard of Living tells about the modern life style we are living in - dreaming without any supporting features. Materialism & self-indulge. They enjoy much fun of their life without even thinking about others. This story help us build realizations about our lives; are we motivated enough to dream high with actions? Are we only thinking about ourselves? Are we ashamed of what/who we really are? This story taught me to live in a simple life and a life full of wisdom.

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