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English Midterm Stories Review Essay

Characters:
– M. Lantin Post office clerk
– Wife without name
“The Jewelry” -Guy de Maupassant
Symbol:
– The fake Jewelry that belongs to the wife
“The Jewelry” -Guy de Maupassant
Summary:
– Post office clerk’s wife dies of the flu
– Wife loves her “Fake Jewler”
– Becomes rich from her Jewlery
– Husband remains & is unhappy
“The Jewelry” -Guy de Maupassant
Characters:
– Narrator is the Husband unnamed military
– Narrator’s Wife unnamed suicidal
– Robert is the blind man
“Cathedral” -Raymond Carver
Symbol:
– Cathedral Drawing between narrator & Robert the blind man
“Cathedral” -Raymond Carver
Summary:
– Wife invite over the robert the blind guy
– husband is not very happy about Robert coming over
– Wife falls asleep
– Robert asked the husband to describe what was on tv
– Robert and Husband draw the cathedral with there eyes close
“Cathedral” -Raymond Carver
Characters:
– Narrator Sonny’s older brother
– Sonny narrator’s younger brother
– Sonny’s frend the drug addict
– Father & Mother are died
– Isabel narrators wife
– Grace Narrators daughter
– Creole Sonny’s band leader
“Sonny’s Blues” -James Baldwin
Summary:
– Sonny is heroin addict
– Sonny loves music & takes brother to see him play
– Mother is dead leaves the narrator to takecare of sonny
– Sonny lived with Isabels family while brother was in the millitary
– Father never tells kids about the death of there unlce.
“Sonny’s Blues” -James Baldwin
Characters:
– Sammy 19 year old boy Narrator
– Queenie leader of bathing suit girl
– Lengel manager of A&P
– Plaid 2nd bathing suit girl
– Big Tall Goony 3rd bathing suit girl
“A&P” -John Updike
Summary:
– Sammy is the checkout clerk at A&P
– 3 girls come in with bathing suits
– Manager is uptight gets mad at them
– Sammy quites job hoping to impress them
“A&P” -John Updike
Themes:
– The Power of Desire
– The Mystery of Other Minds
– Girl-Watching
“A&P” -John Updike
Symbol:
– Bathing Suits the girls are wearing
– Herring Snacks Queenie is buying for her mom
“A&P” -John Updike
Characters:
– Montresor Narrator
– Fortunato drunk victim
– Luchresi plot device, friend no role
– Montresor Family the dead bodies no role
“The Cask of Amontillado” -Edgar Allan Poe
Themes:
– Betrayal
– Drug and Alcohol
– Mortality
– Freedom and Confinement
“The Cask of Amontillado” -Edgar Allan Poe
Symbol:
– The cask of amontillado wine
“The Cask of Amontillado” -Edgar Allan Poe
Summary:
– Narrator Montresor takes Fortunto whos drunk to an underground graveyard
– Fortunato is the drunk victim who then becomes the victimizer
“The Cask of Amontillado” -Edgar Allan Poe
Characters:
– Peyton Farquhar
“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” -Ambrose Bierce
Theme:
– Death
– Warfare
– Versions of Reality
– Justice and Judgment
“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” -Ambrose Bierce
Summary:
– Peyton Farquhar is hung and dies
– He thinks that he swims away and runs throught the forest and back to his house
“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” -Ambrose Bierce
Characters:
– The American
– The Girl also known as Jig
– The Bartender
“Hills like White Elephants” -Ernest Hemingway
Summaryl:
– At a train station waiting for the train
– While waiting they have drinks
– They also discuss some about an operation
“Hills like White Elephants” -Ernest Hemingway
Themes:
-Taking vs. Communicating
– Drinks Anis del Toro
“Hills like White Elephants” -Ernest Hemingway
Symbol:
-White Elephants as the girls unborn child.
“Hills like White Elephants” -Ernest Hemingway
Characters:
– Paul the boy
– Oscar Cresswell the uncle
– Bassett the gardener
“The Rocking-Horse Winner” – D.H. Lawrence
Summary:
– Paul sees his mother is to worried about money and not having enough
– The boy begins to ride his rocking horse who magicly tells him who will win in the horse racing.
– Paul the boy wins money mom wants more so boys rides more and then dies.
– Mother is left with the money and without her son who dies.
“The Rocking-Horse Winner” – D.H. Lawrence
Symbols:
-Rocking horse
– Money
“The Rocking-Horse Winner” – D.H. Lawrence
Charaters:
– Jane the Narrator
– John Narrator’s Husband
– Jennie Husbands sister
“The Yellow Wallpaper” – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Summary:
-Narrator is depress husband doctor rents a home for her to relax and to stop writing in her journal
– Narrator contiunes writing behind there back and goes crazy about the wallpaper
“The Yellow Wallpaper” – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Symbol:
-The Wallpaper that makes the narrator carzier
“The Yellow Wallpaper” – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Characters:
-The Correspondent
-The Captin
-The Cook
-The Oiler (Billie)
“The Open Boat” – Stephen Crane
Summary:
All make it except the Oiler
“The Open Boat” – Stephen Crane

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