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Neighbors

A literary element is a component of a literary piece. Two significant components in “Neighbors” by Raymond Carver are characterization and setting. Characterization is important because at first...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2012, 4:44 pm (UTC)

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Neighbors

You are on the right track identifying self-reflection as an important theme of this short story! However, the difference between a topic and a thesis is that a thesis is an argumentative...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2020, 8:16 pm (UTC)

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Carver's "Neighbors" is a story about voyeurism: the natural, human tendency to want to live the lives of others and see how others live. The story doesn't suggest this is positive or negative,...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2010, 1:41 pm (UTC)

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The point of view used in Raymond Carver's "Neighbors" is termed third-person limited. With this point of view, the narrator is privy only to one character's thoughts and feelings; otherwise, it is...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2016, 7:14 pm (UTC)

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The Stones, who are prosperous, have apparently embraced the ideology more passionately than the Millers have. The Millers, rather than adhere to the principle of hard work being rewarded, have...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2019, 10:18 pm (UTC)

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Carver's "Neighbors" is a story about voyeurism. Voyeurism is normally associated with gaining sexual pleasure from watching sex acts performed by others. Notice how the husband's visits to the...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2010, 1:54 am (UTC)

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Bill's behavior becomes progressively more bizarre as he explores the Stones' apartment. Although he does feed the cat, Bill eventually begins to appropriate the Stones' belongings for himself. He...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2018, 8:51 pm (UTC)

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Carver's narration in "Neighbors" is objective narration that is sometimes referred to as "Fly on the wall." Today, we might think of it as similar to a security camera on the wall. The idea is...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2010, 12:56 am (UTC)

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