Short Story Essay -


The assumption is often made that short stories are weak and lack expression, simply because of their physical size limitations. However, if one were to sit down and read just a few of New Zealand's finest short stories, attitudes would almost certainly change for the better. Maurice Gee for instance, A fine novelist and artistic hero for some, holds many admirable short stories to his name. Gee's famous story 'A Glorious Morning, Comrade' proves to us the inherent potential to which New Zealand writers can live up to in a short story. The main purpose of a short story is to enable the reader to picture in their mind the images which the writer 'paints'. Consequently, more demands are ...

Want to read the rest of this paper?
Join Essayworld today to view this entire essay
and over 50,000 other term papers

paragraph in Frank Sargeson's 'The hole that Jack dug'. The narrator takes less than one paragraph to describe Jack. However, using special wording, the narrator can describe him in much detail using little words to emphasize a few of Jack's unique physical aspects: "The trouble with Jack's grin is that it shows too many teeth."
Once Characters are established, a plot or structure will begin to form. Sometimes it will teach a lesson, Sometimes the whole story may seem pointless as is the case with 'The hole that Jack dug'. With a little thought, one can discover the true meaning behind the plot. It may sometimes be hard, but often not impossible. Demands are again placed on the reader to think in all directions, and not just read the written text. Once the story has been read, attention must be focused not only on the concluding paragraphs, but on the concealed idea's which the writer has raised throughout the text. Small hints may be included which might not be picked up ...

Get instant access to over 50,000 essays.
Write better papers. Get better grades.


Already a member? Login


CITE THIS PAGE:

Short Story Essay -. (2005, April 1). Retrieved November 20, 2017, from http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Short-Story-Essay/24639
"Short Story Essay -." Essayworld.com. Essayworld.com, 1 Apr. 2005. Web. 20 Nov. 2017. <http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Short-Story-Essay/24639>
"Short Story Essay -." Essayworld.com. April 1, 2005. Accessed November 20, 2017. http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Short-Story-Essay/24639.
"Short Story Essay -." Essayworld.com. April 1, 2005. Accessed November 20, 2017. http://www.essayworld.com/essays/Short-Story-Essay/24639.
JOIN NOW
Join today and get instant access to this and 50,000+ other essays


PAPER DETAILS
Added: 4/1/2005 02:21:18 AM
Category: English
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 606
Pages: 3

Save | Report

SHARE THIS PAPER

SAVED ESSAYS
Save and find your favorite essays easier

SIMILAR ESSAYS
Short Story Essay On Poe
Short Story Essay
Memorial Day Short Story Essay
Short Story Analysis Of Edgar
What Is A Short Story
The Short Story Theories Of Ed
Short Story, Critical Analysis
Mastering The Short Story
George Bernard Shaw And His Sho...
Short Story - Red Dress: How A...
Copyright | Cancel | Contact Us

Copyright © 2017 Essayworld. All rights reserved