Characters And Conflicts Term Paper

Length: 2 pages Sources: 1+ Subject: Literature Type: Term Paper Paper: #32884787 Related Topics: Character, Scholarship, Conflict
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¶ … Frank Stocktons and Langston Hughes. It has 2 sources.

Comparing the two characters, the king's daughter in Frank Stocktons' "The Lady or the Tiger," and Nancy Lee in Langston Hughes' "One Friday Morning," one can predict their actions considering their social positions. This is possible because of the life patterns that both the characters exhibit.

Nancy Lee is a character in 'One Friday Morning' who believes in hard work to get to where she does. It is clear too that she is talented too. However, due to the fact that she lives in a period during which people like her are discriminated against she is denied opportunities that she fully deserves. This can be something quite discouraging for her, but she manages to emerge as one of the best students in her class. Her work was also well appreciated so much so that her teachers felt that she should be entered in bigger competitions through which she may be given a scholarship.


She receives this news 'one Friday morning' when she is about to deliver a speech to her schoolmates on receiving such an opportunity. However, such failure was enough to discourage anyone after working hard and being appreciated. It is quite obvious that after being denied this opportunity Nancy would feel that it is a futile exercise trying to gain a scholarship in an oppressive white society.

In contrast to the way that Nancy may have acted it can be said that the king's daughter…

Sources Used in Documents:


Stockton, F. [2003]. The Lady, or the Tiger. Available at

Hughes, L. [1996]. "One Friday Morning" from Short stories [of] Langston Hughes / Langston Hughes; edited by Akiba Sullivan Harper; with an introduction by Arnold Rampersad. Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. New York: Hill and Wang.

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