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  • Haircut
    Ring Lardner develops the theme and plot of “Haircut” through a conversation between the town barber, Whitey, and an unnamed customer. The barber is an uneducated gossip who shows respect to...

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  • Haircut
    A theme of “The Haircut” is that people can only handle so much abuse before they fight back. The barber shares stories without really understanding what he is saying. He describes Jim as a...

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  • Haircut
    This is a complex story narrated by a barber who doesn't understand the significance of his own observations and report. He is a reliable narrator in that he has a perfect recall of events and...

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  • Nikolai Gogol
    Each of these short stories develops more than one conflict. Each has an internal and an external conflict. Internal conflicts are a struggle the protagonist (or other character) experiences within...

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  • Haircut
    In "Haircut," a small town barber in 1920 talks to a customer who is new in town, voiceless and unnamed, telling him the story of the last years and the death of the town anti-hero who is said to...

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  • Haircut
    Escapist literature is purely for entertainment and generally lacks even a loosely implied moral to the story. Interpretive literature is that which intends to convey a theme that is meant to alter...

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  • Haircut
    This is a difficult question because Whitey narrates the story of Jim, with whom it is impossible to have sympathy, while saying repeatedly what a great amusing and entertaining guy Jim is. By...

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  • Haircut
    In literature, the plot revolves around the conflict and the complications that--well--complicate the conflict. So when you ask, "What is the plot?" you are really asking about what the conflict is...

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  • Haircut
    [Jim] then give the gun to Paul and told him to try his luck. Paul hadn't never handled a gun and he was nervous. He was shakin' so hard that he couldn't control the gun. He let fire and Jim sunk...

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  • Haircut
    The most obvious reason for choosing a town barber as a narrator is a stylistic one: a barber can tell a long tale without interruption to an uninvolved listener. Another reason is that in small...

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  • Haircut
    As a literary work, "Haircut" has some interesting merits. First, the narrator is an interesting one as he can tell a long narrative in a dialect without seeming to preach or pass moral judgement...

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  • Haircut
    It would seem logical that in a short story that is as painstakingly structured as "Haircut" is, the best part would be the resolution. In a short story, the resolution holds a surprise ending or a...

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  • Haircut
    This question is not very clear, but I will do my best. All of this story is told from the point of view of the barber in the town. In fact, he is the only character who speaks at all. So...

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  • Haircut
    The short story 'Haircut' by Ring Lardner takes the form of a one-way 'conversation', a story or sequence of stories told by a narrator who expects his 'listener' (readers) to listen to it but not...

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  • Haircut
    Most barbers are congenial and informative, and this is true of the narrator in Ring Lardner's short story, "Haircut." However, Lardner's barber does not seem to grasp the true irony of the story...

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