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Sarah Orne Jewett

The protagonist in "The White Heron" changed in the resolution of the story. Describe her in the exposition and...

In Sarah Orne Jewett's short story "The White Heron," the protagonist, Sylvia, changes from a vulnerable young girl seeking approval to a strong person who knows that nature is more valuable than...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2016 12:13 am UTC

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Sarah Orne Jewett

What are the themes of the story "Miss Esther's Guest"?

Many of Sarah Jewett's stories focus upon country life in New England at a certain point in time: they attempt to offer a sympathetic and intimate view into the lives of people from this region....

Latest answer posted July 30, 2018 8:24 am UTC

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Sarah Orne Jewett

Who is the protagonist & antagonist in the story "Miss Esther's Guest"?

The eNotes Guide to Literary Terms defines "protagonist" as follows: Protagonist: the leading character of a drama, novel, etc. This is not always the hero, but is always the principal and central...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2018 8:35 am UTC

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What is the conflict in the story "Miss Esther's Guest" by Sarah Orne Jewett?

The conflict in a story is the element in the narrative which presents a struggle or challenge to the protagonist. This is a very gentle story, but it certainly has a conflict. Miss Esther Porley,...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2018 7:57 am UTC

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What is the symbolism in the story "Miss Esther's Guest" by Sarah Orne Jewett?

There are several symbols that can be identified in this story. The first few appear together in the opening scene, as Miss Esther Porley examines herself in a mirror which has seen better days....

Latest answer posted July 30, 2018 8:37 am UTC

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What is the point of view in the story "Miss Esther's Guest" by Sarah Orne Jewett?

This short story by Sarah Orne Jewett is written in the third person. This is indicated by the fact that the narrator does not present herself as a person within the story who has personally...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2018 7:31 am UTC

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What are the different parts of the plot in the story "Miss Esther's Guest" by Sarah Orne Jewett?

The Freytag's pyramid model of how plot is structured divides a story into five separate parts: Introduction or exposition: the section which introduces the reader to the context of the story and...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2018 8:56 am UTC

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