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Sinclair Ross

Sinclair Ross, A Canadian writer, wrote while he worked as a banker until his retirement. Ross's parents divorced when he was young, and he lived with his mother. Despite Ross never marrying, he...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2012, 2:19 pm (UTC)

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The Painted Door by Sinclair Ross reveals how a lack of communication, even in the most devoted individuals, can lead to difficulties, misunderstandings and isolation. It is sadly ironic that the...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2013, 4:52 pm (UTC)

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The exposition of a story is the part at the beginning where the reader learns important background information. In Sinclair Ross’s short story “The Painted Door,” the exposition includes the first...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2021, 3:39 pm (UTC)

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Setting is crucial to this tragic story unfolding in the way it does. The isolation of the farmhouse where the majority of its action takes place gives Steven and Ann a private and intimate space...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2019, 4:48 pm (UTC)

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In “The Painted Door” by Sinclair Ross the setting is an important aspect of the story. The plot would develop differently if the setting were changed. The Setting This story takes place in the...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2013, 10:04 pm (UTC)

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For Martha the crop of wheat represents her relationship with and feelings for her husband, John. At the beginning of the story, Martha walks through a field full of wheat, grown higher than her...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2019, 3:06 pm (UTC)

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Ann has been married to John for seven years. During this terrible blizzard, Ann did not like being left alone. John’s obligation to his elderly father required him to walk ten miles both ways to...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2013, 2:07 am (UTC)

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In Sinclair Ross's story, "The Painted Door," life on the prairie is never dull. The characters may be bored and lonely, but the reader will find their story intriguing. This story is told in...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2012, 2:48 pm (UTC)

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Sinclair Ross presents a woman who does not feel fulfilled in her marriage in the story “The Painted Door.” The setting is an isolated Canadian farm during a winter blizzard in the 1930s. Ann...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2013, 3:15 pm (UTC)

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Martha is John’s thirty-seven-year-old wife. Together, the couple has two children, Joe and Annabelle. Martha loves her husband and children and clearly wants the best for all of them. The family...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2018, 8:49 am (UTC)

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"The Painted Door" by Sinclair Ross centers on a woman who finds herself unhappy living on the farm far away from any companionship. The story takes place in the early part of the 20th century in...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2012, 12:03 am (UTC)

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In "The Painted Door" by Sinclair Ross, Ann has a heightened awareness of time, its passing, and the effect it has upon her life. Either time, as represented by the clock, passes too quickly or not...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2021, 9:07 am (UTC)

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Sinclair Ross’s story involves adultery and betrayal. “The Painted Door” comes to a tragic end with the suicide of John, the main character’s husband. Sadly, it was all a mistake in the mind of...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2013, 7:18 pm (UTC)

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John is a simple-minded person, who works on an isolated farm during the Great Depression. John is strong, silent, and hard-working. He loves his wife Ann and wants to give her a life of comfort....

Latest answer posted November 6, 2018, 11:56 am (UTC)

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The character of Steven undoubtedly represents fire. This is primarily because he’s a passionate, warm individual who instinctively draws John’s wife, Ann, toward him while John’s out traipsing...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2020, 8:19 am (UTC)

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John views a good marriage as supporting his wife by making sure she has a house and nice clothes. Anne views a marriage as a partnership where two people talk and spend time with one another. By...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2012, 3:57 am (UTC)

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Sinclair Ross in his story “The Painted Door” portrays a couple caught in the middle of a wintry blizzard. Adultery, dissatisfaction, and betrayal---these heartbreaking aspects of humanity...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2013, 5:28 pm (UTC)

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The setting is the Canadian prairie with a dust storm that holds everything hostage. In the story “The Lamp at Noon” by Sinclair Ross, the atmosphere and tone are set by the desolation of the...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2013, 1:00 am (UTC)

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You'll have to formulate your own opinion of how a single event might alter your life, as each person's experience is different and the essay is about your thoughts on the matter--not mine. Having...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2015, 5:06 pm (UTC)

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The bedroom door is a symbol of Anne and John’s marriage. Anne paints the door to forget that she is in a lonely, loveless marriage. The paint symbolizes Anne’s fidelity When John is out, Anne...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2012, 2:47 am (UTC)

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This short story is a good example of Realism and Naturalism. The narrator describes the events as they appear (Realism), complete with vivid descriptions of sights, sounds, and the body language...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2014, 2:55 am (UTC)

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Tension is created in "The Painted Door" through a combination of the isolation of the farm, the weather, the feelings and emotions of the main character, and finally, through the act of adultery....

Latest answer posted February 22, 2018, 6:05 pm (UTC)

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Anne says there has always been Steven because she had danced with him seven years before. Anne does not love John. John is devoted to Anne, but not passionately in love with her. Anne is...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2012, 3:18 am (UTC)

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The opening sentence of Sinclair Ross’s short story "The Painted Door" quickly make clear to the reader the remoteness of the farm on which John and his wife live. Straight across the hills it was...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2018, 3:09 am (UTC)

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In this story set in the bleak and isolated Canadian prairie, married couple John and Ann live lives of ceaseless labor. This is mostly driven by John, who loves Ann very much and works extremely...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2019, 2:19 pm (UTC)

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"The Outlaws" is included in a collection of Sinclair Ross' short stories named The Lamp at Noon and Other Short Stories. This appears as the second title in the text. This text does include poetic...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2013, 12:53 am (UTC)

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Anne lives a very isolated life. As a farmer’s wife, she has few people to talk to. Her husband John is devoted but simple. Anne lives with her husband John, a farmer. John’s father’s house is...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2012, 3:29 am (UTC)

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Sinclair Ross

Sinclair Ross is what is called a regional writer. He is from Canada, more specifically, he is from the prairies. This means that he writes about what he knows. He uses a lot of nature symbolism...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2009, 10:56 pm (UTC)

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Explicit details in the story such as "the lower of dust clouds made the farmyard seem an isolated acre," tell us the setting is rural. The effect of the wind is an implicit detail that emphasises...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2009, 5:30 am (UTC)

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In Sinclair Ross’s story “The Painted Door,” early indications of Ann’s discontent with her marriage to John include her daydreaming and her comments on her husband’s appearance. Possible...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2021, 5:20 am (UTC)

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