Friday, May 26, 2023

After The Dance by Leo Tolstoy — Review

The story “After The Dance” by Leo Tolstoy curries the idea that the environment affects the formation of a person.

The story begins romantically. So inspirationally, poetically, Tolstoy describes feelings of a young man for the beautiful girl. And suddenly the main character changes his attitude towards his love dramatically. The author describes a completely different image, emotions and feelings.

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Saturday, May 20, 2023

Everyday Use by Alice Walker — Review

In the story "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker readers will learn what a legacy is for different people.

Everyone has their own way of learning about their heritage and understanding what it means to them. They are allowed to have their own thoughts about their heritage and draw their own conclusions.

Using an old blanket as an object, the author describes different ideas about the heritage of people.

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

The Believing Child by Zenna Henderson — Review

The short story “The Believing Child” by Zenna Henderson tells about a little girl who was brought by her mother to a new school. She is impressionable and she needs to be taught only the truth and the girl believes in almost everything you say to her. It is questionable if it's good quality...

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Saturday, May 6, 2023

Winter Cruise by William Somerset Maugham — Review

The already middle-aged Miss Reid, annually for the winter, went on a cruise on one of the cargo-passenger ships, which took passengers on board without presenting them with special amenities.

Being very sociable, she tormented the male crew of the ship with her banal conversations, which everyone found boring. The ship's doctor suggested that she, like an old maid, obviously simply did not have enough attention, and then the captain ordered the young radio operator (with great resistance on his part) to show interest in the lady ... The result was not quite the one they expected.

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Saturday, April 29, 2023

The Strange Country by Ernest Hemingway - Review

The Strange Country by Ernest Hemingway is an unfinished novel. New love of the main character mixed with his memories about his past. It brings the feeling of nostalgia.

The writer compared new love with a new, unknown world or a new, strange country. The novell built mostly on dialogues which represent Hemingway's unique writing style.

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Sunday, April 23, 2023

The Red Roses of Tonia by O. Henry — Review

The short story The Red Roses of Tonia by O. Henry is a charming story about a young girl and her little tragedy. Easter and she doesn't have a new hat. But there are two cowboys nearby who never leave the object of their desire unhappy.

The story makes you think that sometimes absurdities and failures can bring more than it seems.

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Friday, April 14, 2023

The Lottery Ticket by Anton Chekhov — Review

The short story “The Lottery Ticket” by Anton Chekhov is about a person who suddenly expects to be rich and he begins to see the world around in a different perspective.

Chekhov illustrated in great detail how his beloved wife becomes a greedy old woman and how his relatives immediately become a burden.

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