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The Coup de Grâce

The title of this story gives some indication of what it is about. Madwell and Caffal Halcrow are very close friends. When, at the end of the story, Madwell comes upon the enlisted Halcrow...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2020 11:47 am UTC

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The Coup de Grâce

In Ambrose Bierce's story, coup de grace is a double entendre: on the one hand, it means a merciful killing, a deathblow, with or without the victim's permission; and, on the other hand it can mean...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2010 2:53 pm UTC

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The Coup de Grâce

The short story "The Coup de Grace" by Ambrose Bierce takes place after a battle of the Civil War. The area is full of the bodies of the dead and badly wounded, and an officer named Captain Madwell...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2020 7:35 pm UTC

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The Coup de Grâce

It's generally accepted that there are five core elements to the construction of any plot. These are: 1. The introduction, which sets up the context of the story, the key characters, and the...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2018 8:26 am UTC

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The Coup de Grâce

In The Coup de Grace, Bierce is saying that the nature of war is: 1)Brutal In the story, we are told that grievously wounded soldiers must continue to endure suffering for an indefinite period...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2015 8:33 pm UTC

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