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The Storyteller

Another theme of this short story is that virtue and goodness should be their own reward and that one cannot persuade people to be truly good by promising some reward to them. The children's aunt...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2020 2:52 pm UTC

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The Storyteller

In Saki's tale, the bachelor manages to entertain his youthful fellow passengers with an "improper" story during an especially uneventful train ride. He tells a story about a perfectly behaved...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2016 1:53 pm UTC

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The Storyteller

This story is "a story within a story." A young man on a train by chance shares his coach with a woman with two children who are bored and fretful. When she is unsuccessful at entertaining them...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2009 4:08 am UTC

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The Storyteller

The main character of Saki's short story "The Storyteller" is the young bachelor who is travelling in the railway carriage and has to share such carriage with a lady and three children. The lady is...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2012 9:51 pm UTC

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The Storyteller

In Saki's "The Storyteller," the aunt is outraged at the bachelor's "most improper" story that leaves good not only unrewarded, but punished. For the bachelor puts an ironic twist onto the aunt's...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2011 8:24 am UTC

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The Storyteller

"The Storyteller" by H.H. Munro (Saki) is a nested story, or a story within a story. The external story is "The Storyteller" itself, as it is told by Saki, where he narrates the events that are...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2012 1:20 pm UTC

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The Storyteller

The first conflict in the story exists between the aunt and the three children, who are boisterous, disobedient, and extremely annoying. Despite her numerous attempts to distract and silence her...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2020 11:55 am UTC

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The Storyteller

The bachelor in "The Storyteller" tells the three children on the train a completely inappropriate story that contradicts all the good lessons their aunt has tried to drill into them with a boring,...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2020 3:58 pm UTC

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The Storyteller

In "The Storyteller", Saki uses indirect characterization, which is the description of characters, not by telling us information about them, but by telling us about the behaviors and expressions...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2012 8:22 pm UTC

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The Storyteller

It is a very hot day on the train. Three little children and their aunt are traveling together and it is at least another hour before they will have a stop. This is beginning of “The Storyteller”...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2013 9:56 pm UTC

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The Storyteller

Saki's nested short story "The Storyteller" is, like the term "nested" implies, a story within a story. The main character, a bachelor who has no choice but to share the cart alongside an aunt and...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2013 10:45 am UTC

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The Storyteller

You could say it's ironic because most people would presume that an unmarried man would not have a clue about children and how to entertain them. This is exactly what the aunt presumes. She even...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2019 12:28 pm UTC

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The Storyteller

This excellent story actually consists of two stories being told within a story, as an aunt and then a bachelor amuse some children with very different stories. The setting however is on a train in...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2011 7:41 pm UTC

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The Storyteller

Saki's "The Storyteller," like his story "The Open Window" is a story-within-a story. Trapped in a compartment with three rather unruly children and their unassertive aunt, a bachelor is subjected...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2010 6:04 am UTC

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The Storyteller

"The Storyteller" begins in a railway carriage. An aunt is traveling with her nieces and nephew. They are an hour away from Templecombe: It was a hot afternoon, and the railway carriage was...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2012 2:09 pm UTC

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The Storyteller

“The Storyteller” is a short story by Hector Hugh Munro, who used the pseudonym Saki. It was first published in 1897. The short story is about a train journey. In order to entertain the children...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2020 12:01 pm UTC

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The Storyteller

The conflict of "man versus man" entails that the main character will undergo an obstacle or challenge that is caused by a secondary or minor character. The main character, as a result, is rendered...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2012 12:26 am UTC

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The Storyteller

Part of Saki's signature satire exists in the aunt's delusion that because the children are young, they have no taste for the sadistic. But, the storyteller, having a better comprehension of the...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2011 6:32 am UTC

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The Storyteller

Cyril's aunt tells him to look out the window because she wants to distract him. As the story begins, the aunt is on a train ride with her nephew and nieces. The children are restless and bored,...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2016 3:48 pm UTC

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The Storyteller

In their narratives, authors use various methods of characterization: through a physical description through a physical description of the character through the character's actions through the...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2011 1:24 am UTC

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The Storyteller

One could interpret this story as a salutary warning against the dangers of idolatry: worshipping a piece of art as if it were a god. Henri Deplis has a masterpiece on his back, a tattoo depicting...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2018 11:30 am UTC

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The Storyteller

Satirizing the foibles of the Edwardian Age, Saki exposes the oppressive rituals and follies of the society of his time. Representative of this strict adherence to the mores of Edwardian society is...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2012 9:51 pm UTC

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The Storyteller

It's a boiling hot day, and three bored little children are getting restless as they remain stuck inside a stifling railway carriage. To keep the little darlings occupied, their aunt tells them a...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2020 11:22 am UTC

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The Storyteller

The answer is C: The young man is annoyed by the children and the activity in which their aunt engages them. In the first paragraph of Saki's short story, the bachelor sits as far away from the...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2015 1:06 am UTC

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The Storyteller

As a literary device, the rising action comprises all decisions, characters’ flaws and background circumstances that together create turns and twists leading to a climax. Therefore, this is not...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2016 8:40 pm UTC

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The Storyteller

In order to answer this question one must understand H.H. Munro's (Saki's) writing style and purpose. Saki is a late Victorian to Edwardian-era writer whose style is very much comparable with the...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2011 2:53 am UTC

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The Storyteller

With a rather satiric message that points to the innate enjoyment of the children for the gruesome rather than the uplifting, Saki's ironies further the thematic development of "The Storyteller."...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2011 5:42 am UTC

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The Storyteller

Ironically, in "The Storyteller," it is the inner satiric story that exemplifies more about the art of storytelling than its frame story, while providing more insights about human nature as the...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2012 8:14 pm UTC

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The Storyteller

"The Storyteller" begins with an aunt who is trying and failing to control her nephew and two nieces in a railway carriage. She attempts to keep them quiet by telling them a story about a good...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2019 6:06 am UTC

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The Storyteller

In the short story "The Storyteller" by Saki, three young children are riding in the carriage of a train with their aunt. The only other passenger with them is a bachelor who is a stranger to them....

Latest answer posted October 4, 2019 4:49 pm UTC

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The Storyteller

The short story "The Storyteller" tells of an aunt who is trying to keep three children attentive and occupied during a long train ride. After attempting to distract them by pointing things out...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2019 3:20 pm UTC

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The Storyteller

This is actually a story within a story, so you have two of everything above. Introduction: An aunt and her three charges are on the train and the children are being disruptive. She cannot...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2011 2:20 pm UTC

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The Storyteller

Early on in the story, the bachelor points out that the aunt does not "seem to be a success as a story-teller." She has attempted to quiet her two nieces and one nephew with a story that was...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2020 11:02 am UTC

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