Short Story Essays (Examples)

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Women S Struggle For Self Confidence

Pages: 3 (980 words) Sources: 1 Document Type:Essay Document #:70998709

Modern Woman’s Struggle with Self-confidence
The Art of the story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Stories by Daniel Halpern is a compilation of the 80 short stories. This book brings together a generation of short story writers who provide a wide range of short fiction using different writing styles to captivate the reader. These short stories address different topics and issues ranging from love to sensual examination. The portrayal of the different characters in each of the short stories provide different themes or concepts that can be applicable to the contemporary world. An example of a short story in this book that provides contemporary theme or concept is G-string by Nicola Barker. This paper compares and contrasts Jeanie and Gillian in … genesis of a woman’s struggle with self-identity, self-esteem, and self-confidence as reflected by both Jeanie and Gillian.
In the initial stages of this short story, Jeanie and Gillian……


Work Cited

Barker, Nicola. \\"G-string.\\" The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories by Daniel Halpern. New York: Penguin, 1999. Print.

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Portrayal Of Women In Society By Steinbeck And Thurber

Pages: 6 (1745 words) Sources: 4 Document Type:Term Paper Document #:82948621

… very different people—but both share one thing in common, which is each conveys a sense of what women in society are like. Steinbeck’s short story is naturally more sympathetic and empathetic, as the main character of the story is a woman, who is aching for affection and tempted to stray from her husband by a deceitful wanderer. James Thurber’s short story focuses mainly on a bored married man, who disappears into daydreams while awaiting orders from his wife. This paper will compare and contrast … nag, constantly chiding her husband for his seeming aloofness. She accuses Walter of having “one of his days” in the beginning of the story as he races their car through traffic, imagining that he is flying a Navy bomber into a hurricane. She does not understand what … in the car) indicates that the world of Mr. and Mrs. Mitty is a bit different……


Works Cited

Marcus, Mordecai. \\"The Lost Dream of Sex and Childbirth in\\" The Chrysanthemums\\".\\"  Modern Fiction Studies 11.1 (1965): 54.

Steinbeck, John. “The Chrysanthemums.” 

Sweet, Charles A. \\"Ms. Elisa Allen and Steinbeck\\'s\\" The Chrysanthemums\\".\\" Modern Fiction Studies 20.2 (1974): 210.

Thurber, James. “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”

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Sleepy Hollow Film Vs Sleepy Hollow Book

Pages: 1 (350 words) Sources: 2 Document Type:Essay Document #:40754763

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” versus Sleepy Hollow
Washington Irving’s short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” tells the story of the self-important, intellectual schoolmaster Ichabod Crane who wants to marry Katrina Van Tassel, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy farmer. Crane is … and is not missed very much, since he was always an outsider and not liked by the insular town of Sleepy Hollow. The story is humorous rather than spooky in nature and implies that Brom Bones was the one who dressed as the horseman to scare Crane … a series of real, brutal murders in the town. Rather than superstitious like Irving’s Crane, Burton’s Crane initially does not believe that the story about the horseman is real, and looks for a more plausible explanation. Crane does have a love interest, Katrina, but Katrina genuinely cares … Katrina genuinely cares for Crane. Katarina does have a suitor……


Works Cited

Irving, Washington. “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Project Gutenberg. Web. March 28, 2019. 

Sleepy Hollow. Directed by Tim Burton. Paramount Pictures, 1999.

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Physical And Mental Disabilities In The Workplace

Pages: 9 (2585 words) Sources: 15 Document Type:Research Paper Document #:74915062

By analyzing the critical issues of diversity in today’s world through the lenses of story, the humanities, the natural and applied sciences, and the social sciences, one can see how the feedback loop within society is created. This … loop within society is created. This paper explores the issue of physical and mental disabilities in the workplace. Until recently in this nation’s story, individuals with disabilities were viewed as liabilities—but now the very language that people use when discussing individuals who have physical or mental disabilities … in diversity; fourth, it explains how analyzing diversity can help in my interactions with those with different viewpoints, cultures and perspectives.
Lens Analysis
Historically, physical and mental disabilities were viewed by and large in society as barriers to entry in the workplace. There was no thought ……



Baruch, Y. (2000). Teleworking: benefits and pitfalls as perceived by professionals and managers. New technology, work and employment, 15(1), 34-49.

Bortz, D. (2018). Can Blind Hiring Improve Workplace Diversity? Retrieved from 

Center for Disability Rights. (2019). Ableism. Retrieved from 

Corrigan, P. W. (2016). Lessons learned from unintended consequences about erasing the stigma of mental illness. World Psychiatry, 15(1), 67-73.

Fabian, R. (2019). New Marvel Film \\\\\\\\\\\\'The Eternals\\\\\\\\\\\\' Will Feature First Deaf Superhero. Retrieved from

Faurer, J., Rogers-Brodersen, A., & Bailie, P. (2014). Managing the re-employment of military veterans through the Transition Assistance Program (TAP). Journal of Business & Economics Research (Online), 12(1), 55.

Guruge, S., Wang, A. Z. Y., Jayasuriya-Illesinghe, V., & Sidani, S. (2017). Knowing so much, yet knowing so little: a scoping review of interventions that address the stigma of mental illness in the Canadian context. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 22(5), 507-523.

Marquis, J.P., Lim, N., Kavanagh, J., Harrell, M.C. & Scott, L.M. (2007). Managing Diversity in Corporate America: An Exploratory Analysis. Pittsburgh, PA: Rand Corporation.

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Race And Ethnicity In The US Military

Pages: 7 (1974 words) Sources: 5 Document Type:Essay Document #:16924366

… learned to structure itself in a truly egalitarian way.
The issue of structural racism in America is deeply entrenched in the nation’s story and the recent riots and protests have only shown that the wound has yet to heal. For people in the military there is ……


Works Cited

Carbado, Devon W. \\\\\\"Racial naturalization.\\\\\\" American Quarterly 57.3 (2005): 633-658.

Graber, Shane M., Ever J. Figueroa, and Krishnan Vasudevan. \\\\\\"Oh, Say, Can You Kneel: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Newspaper Coverage of Colin Kaepernick’s Racial Protest.\\\\\\" Howard Journal of Communications (2019): 1-17.

Morrison, Toni. “Recitatif.” Skin Deep. Doubleday, 1995.

Naber, Nadine. “Osama’s Daughters: Cultural Racism, Nation-Based Racism, and the Intersectionality of Oppressions after 9/11.” Review of Women’s Studies, 5 (2009), 50-63.

Sabo, Samantha, et al. \\\\\\"Everyday violence, structural racism and mistreatment at the US– Mexico border.\\\\\\" Social Science & Medicine 109 (2014): 66-74.

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Is The God Of The Old Testament The Same As The God Of The New Testament

Pages: 14 (4244 words) Sources: 10 Document Type:Essay Document #:72449258

… is the God of the New Testament.[footnoteRef:2] The Psalms are filled with a sense of God’s love and mercy and protective nature. The story of Ruth and the story of Jonah sent to preach to the Ninevites are both examples of God showing a divine interest in supporting those who are not … likewise argues that God’s actions are always dictated by His love, no matter how harsh or cold they may seem to some.[footnoteRef:7] In short, it is not always given to man to know the mind of God; rather, man should trust that God has his best interests … on through to Revelations, in which John lays out the things that are to come at the end of time. Prior to recorded story (which did not begin until after man’s fall from grace), God existed outside of any time framework. He always was and always will ……



Adams, Marilyn McCord and Robert Merrihew Adams. The Problem of Evil. Oxford University Press, 1990.

Baker, David L. Two Testaments, One Bible: The Theological Relationship between the Old and New Testaments. InterVarsity Press, 2010.

Baah-Odoom, Dinah, and FrimpongWiafe. "The Importance Of The Old Testament To The Christian Spirituality." The International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Invention, Vol. 3.7, 2016

Copan, Paul. Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testament God. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2011.

Craig, William Lane. “#16 Slaughter of the Canaanites,” Reasonable Faith with William

Lane Craig (blog), August 6, 2007, .

Kaiser, Walter C. The Messiah in the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zandorvan, 1995.

Kitchen, Kenneth. On the Reliability of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2003.

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Disguise In Fairy Tales

Pages: 6 (1826 words) Sources: 5 Document Type:Essay Document #:20447702

… every case. However, in Anne Sexton’s modern re-telling of Cinderella, there is a hint of outlandishness about the Cinderella tale that gives the story an ironic and satirical ending: the prince and Cinderella live happily ever after because they stay eternally youthful, never have to deal with … youthful, never have to deal with children or dust or dinner or any of the inconveniences and challenges of real world relationships; their story in and of itself as told as a traditional fairy tale is a kind of disguise—a deceiving story meant to shield one from the realities of romance and real life. Real world relationships have all manner of difficulties, no matter how … the girl and her grandmother from the wolf’s belly. The ironic and satirical tone adopted by Sexton in her telling of the Cinderella story suggests that there is more truth in the “The Cat and……


Works Cited

“The Ballad of Mulan.”

Brothers Grimm. “The Cat and Mouse in Partnership.” 

Brothers Grimm. “Red Riding Hood.” 

Jurich, Marilyn. Scheherazade's sisters: Trickster heroines and their stories in world literature. No. 167. Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998. Sexton, Anne. “Cinderella.”

Tatar, Maria. "Female tricksters as double agents." The Cambridge Companion to Fairy Tales (2015): 39-59.

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The Bell Jar Shows How Shock Therapy Makes Women Strong

Pages: 7 (2016 words) Sources: 7 Document Type:Essay Document #:74900001

… 2006, p. 83). It stems from critical theory, which posits that “to be critical, an inquiry must challenge directly underlying human interests and ideologies” (short, 1991, p. 245). Feminist theory examines the constructed relationship between gender and power in society. Feminist Criticism examines this relationship in terms of … power as they are represented in works of art.
In Plath’s The Bell Jar, Esther is the main protagonist and narrator of the story. She narrates her unhappiness alongside worries and fears that she knows she is supposed to be happy because everyone else is and that ……



Alberga-Parisi, A., & Pope, B. (2018). Loss and the Perfection Crucible in The Bell Jar and The Catcher in the Rye. When Loss Gets Personal: Discussing Death through Literature in the Secondary ELA Classroom, 141.

Bell, E. (2016). Adolescence and Liminality in Carson McCullers’ Short Fiction. In Childhood through the Looking Glass (pp. 89-98). Brill.

Codina, N., & Pestana, J. V. (2019). Time Matters Differently in Leisure Experience for Men and Women: Leisure Dedication and Time Perspective. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(14), 2513.

Effthimiou, O., & Franco, Z. (2017). Heroic intelligence: The hero\\\\\\'s journey as an evolutionary and existential blueprint. Journal of Genius and Eminence, 2(2).

Plath, S. (1996). The bell jar. New York, NY: HarperCollins.

Short, E. C., ed. (1991). Forms of curriculum inquiry. New York, NY: SUNY Press.

Tyson, L. (2006). Critical theory today: A user-friendly guide. New York, NY: Routledge.

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Summer Sun Risin

Pages: 8 (2257 words) Sources: 7 Document Type:Book Review Document #:69181450

… far as culture is concerned, the book's illustrations have faced criticism as being rather amateur in nature and texture. The use of extremely short sentences falls short in telling the reader the culture of Asian America and what the social aspect of dining is.
Hispanic: My Papi Has a Motorcycle
… and what the social aspect of dining is.
Hispanic: My Papi Has a Motorcycle
by Isabel Quintero, illustrated by Zeke Peña, 2019
The story revolves around a small girl named Daisy and her Papi. It begins with the girl taking a ride with her father around their … she sees a ladder lowered next to her window and is invited by her grandma to go off on a magical trip. The story is a mystic tale that helps us remember that even though our loved ones may have left us, we can still commune with … swim on.……


Works cited

Aziz-Raina, Seemi. \\\\\\\\\\\\"We are Grateful: Otsaliheliga.\\\\\\\\\\\\" Language Arts 97.2 (2019): 116-121.

Greene, Catherine. \\\\\\\\\\\\"My Papi Has a Motorcycle.\\\\\\\\\\\\" The Catholic Library World 90.2 (2019): 151-151.

Nikola-Lisa, W., and Don Tate. Summer sun risin\\\\\\\\\\\\'. Lee & Low Books, 2002.

Park, Linda Sue. Bee-bim bop!. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008.

Schiffer, Miriam B. Stella brings the family. Chronicle Books, 2015.

Seeger, Pete, and Paul DuBois Jacobs. The deaf musicians. GP Putnam\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Sons Books for Young Readers, 2006.

Soetoro-Ng, Maya. Ladder to the Moon. Candlewick Press, 2017.

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