Answered a Question in Hills Like White Elephants
Much of “Hills Like White Elephants” consists of dialogue between the man and the woman. What makes this particularly remarkable is...
Answered a Question in Two Kinds
There are, of course, many ways to misunderstand any short story, and in this regard, “Two Kinds” is no exception. But the story does...
Answered a Question in John Galsworthy
“Quality” tells the story of Mr. Gessler, a German shoemaker. Although Mr. Gessler makes the best boots in London, his business is...
Answered a Question in Rules of the Game
In “Rules of the Game,” the relationship between the mother and her daughter is fraught with tension (as in much of Amy Tan’s...
Answered a Question in To Build a Fire
In Jack London’s “To Build a Fire,” the man builds three fires. The second fire goes out because the man makes a mistake: he builds...
Answered a Question in The Monkey's Paw
Mr. White says that Herbert’s death is particularly hard because “He was the only one left to us.” Although Mr. White’s explanation is...
Answered a Question in Kneel to the Rising Sun
“Kneel to the Rising Sun” tells the story of Lonnie Newsome, a white sharecropper who works on the property of Arch Gunnard. Lonnie...
Answered a Question in The Machine That Won the War
In Asimov’s ironically named “The Machine That Won the War,” three leaders reflect on their recent military success in a war against...
Answered a Question in Raymond's Run
“Raymond’s Run” tells the story of Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker, a young girl growing up in Harlem who goes by the name of Squeaky....
Answered a Question in Literature
Walt Whitman, born in 1819, actually worked a great variety of jobs before the Civil War. Many of these jobs revolved around the world...