Convincing the Blue Veins
In Charles Chestnutts short story The Wife of His Youth, Mr. Ryder is visited by an old
black woman (Liza) who suddenly appears at his residence the night he means to propose to a
young woman in the Blue Vein Society. Chesnutt de
How Willy Ruined Biff
The relationship between a father and his son is so important for a sons development in
life. The father is the figure that the son looks up to for guidance and as a model for what he
should become. In Arthur Millers Death of a Sales
Dirty Realism in Cathedral
Raymond Carver is considered by some as the American version of Anton Chekov. His
mastery of the short story is driven by his use of dirty realism. This subgenre ties in directly with
Carvers structure of his short story, Cathed
The process of reaching out for a mate unleashes a painful series of events in The Magic
Barrel. What does the protagonist of the story, Finkle, learn about himself and his faith?
Leo Finkle is inspired to pursue a mate in The Magic Barrel (by Bernard Mal
Soldiers Home takes place a few years after World War I, while Babylon Revisited takes
place after the stock Market Crash of 1929. How do these two works represent different
perspectives on the Lost Generation?
Soldiers Home and Babylon Revisited serve as
How does Daisy Millers encounter with European society expose the flaws in both cultures?
Daisy Miller exposes the flaws within both the old rich culture of the established
expatriates within European society and the new rich lifestyle that she brings ove