Katherine Anne Porter Essays (Examples)

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Katherine Porter's The Grave Many

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In a sense, Paul buried it when he buried the rabbit. She will look back at that place and see it as a time when things shifted in her world. Miranda lost the tomboy little girl and exchanged her for a girl facing all the pains and pitfalls of adulthood. Again, it is impossible to find blame in this tale. Miranda wanted to see the bunnies as much as Paul wanted to kill the rabbit. Perhaps Porter dismissed the memory because in real life, her bother was punished. In reality, he could not have stopped her from looking. The bright light shining behind his 12-year-old face is a symbol of redemption. As an adult, Porter can see why she told on her brother and she can also see how the event could not have played out any other way. The symbols in this story help us see these truths.

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Works Cited

By Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr. "On the Conclusion of the Story." Ebsco Resource Database.Web.

5 Apr. 2010.

DeMouy, Jane Krause. "Male and Female He Created Them." Katherine Anne Porter's Women:

The Eye of Her Fiction. University of Texas Press, 1983. Gale Group, 2001. Literature
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Hell Hath No Fury Like

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hen Granny, in the wanderings of her mind, thinks she is still a young wife and mother, the hard work Granny is accustomed to doing on a daily basis, even while resting, comes through, "there was always so much to be done, let me see: tomorrow," thinks Granny. Even now Granny takes pride in the neatness of her home, as she lies there, although she worries about the lost, resting love letters, stashed away fearing about being seen as silly, when individuals go over her personal possessions after she is gone.

Granny thus accepts her eventual death, even while she worries about the arrangement of the hairbrushes on the bedside table. She had expected to die at age sixty, now she is eighty. She "had spent so much time preparing for death there was no need for bringing it up again." But Granny wishes to control how she is remembered.…… [Read More]

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Porter, Katherine Anne. "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall." Full text available 28 Feb 2005 at http://people.morrisville.edu/~whitnemr/html/the%20Jilting%20of%20Granny%20Weatherall.htm
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Greasy Lake Gregory Clayton Greasy Lake Is

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Greasy Lake

Gregory Clayton

"Greasy Lake" is one of the most notable, readable and critically acclaimed contemporary short stories written by T. Coraghessan Boyle. The fact that he took the a line and an idea from the iconic, venerable rock star Bruce Springsteen has gained Boyle's book a lot of press although the story stands on its own as a piece of biting social satire, mixed with humor and drenched in bad behavior, felonious sexual behaviors, and alcohol. Not all critics praise this story, however, because though well written, it is very dark, sometimes it stretches credulity a bit too far, and the behavior of the characters is mindlessly violent and morally bankrupt.

The Greasy Lake Story

"…Thirty-three percent of teenagers experience problems at home, school, work or the in community stemming from substance abuse. The fact that teenagers become addicted more quickly than adults contributes to these problems… between…… [Read More]

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Boyle, T. Coraghessan. Greasy Lake & Other Stories. New York: Penguin, 1986.

Colorado State University. "Family: Adolescent Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse." Retrieved

June 11, 2011, from http://www.ext.colostate.edu.

Hennessy, Denis. "Thomas Coraghessan Boyle." American Short-Story Writers Since World
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Truman Capote the Life the

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I had to go into town on Saturdays to the dentist and I joined the Sunshine Club that was organized by the Mobile Press Register." He goes on to tell about entering a work of writing on the children's page publication, which he had called "Old Mr. usybody." The first installment of his writing appeared in a Sunday edition under his real name, which was Truman Streckfus Persons. The second installment never was published after the townspeople figured out he in actuality ' was serving up local scandal as fiction'. (Compote in Interview)

Capote and Writing Technique

When asked the question of "Are there devices one can use in improving one's technique? Capote answered by stating, "Work is the only device I know of. Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade, just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them.…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Epstein, Joseph (2004) a Lad of the World, "Truman Capote and the Cost of Charms" Vol. 101 Issue 12 (Dec 12-2004) Online available at www.weeklystandard.com.

Truman Capote (nd) Speaking of Stories From the Page to the Stage [available Online at www. Speakingofstories.org]

Truman Compote, the Art of Fiction (nd) the Paris Review No. 17

Capote, Truman. A Christmas Memory. New York: Random House Inc., 1956.
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Women's Role

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Setting of Two Turn of the Century Feminist Tales

The use of irony in both tales

Women today

Women's Role in "The Yellow Wallpaper" and "A Story of an Hour"

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short tale "The Yellow Wallpaper" and Katherine Anne Porter's short story "A Story of an Hour" both depict the constrained lives of middle-class women. The protagonist of "The Yellow Wallpaper" is driven mad when she is refused her books and the healthy aspects of her daily life as a rest cure, after the woman has given birth to her first child. The rest cure merely kindles the illness within her. In "A Story of an Hour," a woman with a bad heart is denied all of the aspects of life that make life worth living, such as travel and adventure, for fear the excitement will cause her to have a heart attack.

Ironically, the woman at the…… [Read More]