Essays Tagged: "O Henry"

The Most Meaningful Gift. 'The Gift of the Magi' by O. Henry

The theme for 'The Gift of the Magi' is that love is more important than any material item. Della and Jim, the ... ' is that love is more important than any material item. Della and Jim, the two main characters, demonstrated the theme. This theme also occurs in the 'real world.'The theme in this short story has a ... theme. This theme also occurs in the 'real world.'The theme in this short story has a deep meaning. One way to interpret the theme is that love will last a lifetime, and material gifts will not. Anoth ...

(2 pages) 128 2 4.1 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An overview of "Suffer the Little Children" by Stephen King.

For my midterm short story review, the two stories I chose to read were: 1. O. Henry's, The Ransom of ... tories I chose to read were: 1. O. Henry's, The Ransom of Red Chief (because I was in the play version of the story in high school) and 2. Stephen King's, Suffer the Little Children (because I really ... school) and 2. Stephen King's, Suffer the Little Children (because I really like Stephen King). The one I chose to write about however was the second one.The plot starts out with a third grade teacher ...

(3 pages) 36 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Short stories by O' Henry: "Masters Of Arts," "The Man Higher Up," , "After Twenty Years."

When you spend time in jail, you get a new view on life. Since O' Henry spent some time in jail for embezz ... e in jail, you get a new view on life. Since O' Henry spent some time in jail for embezzling, his stories all seem to have a lawless element. Running from the law seems to be a big part of his short s ... have a lawless element. Running from the law seems to be a big part of his short stories, and even more than his famous surprise endings, the obvious similarities between the stories, especially the l ...

(5 pages) 48 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry.

In the short story, "The Gift of the Magi," written by O. Henry, Mr. and Mrs. James Dillingham Young are in f ... lingham Young are in for a big surprise. At Christmastime, they each make a sacrifice that is hard to bear, but the results show that it pays off. The hard trials they must endure make them realize th ... the results show that it pays off. The hard trials they must endure make them realize that unconditional love is more important than material possessions.Since Jim and Della live in a dilapidated flat ...

(2 pages) 86 0 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The title is "Isn't It Romantic?" This essay compares the short stories "A Haunted House" by O. Henry and "The Gift of the Magi" by Virginia Woolf. This covers theme, setting, and mood.

Isn't it Romantic?No matter what race someone is, what country they are from, or what gender they are, they ha ... matter what race someone is, what country they are from, or what gender they are, they have all at one time or another loved something. Love is considered to be the language of the heart. Lydia Maria ... ething. Love is considered to be the language of the heart. Lydia Maria Child once said, "The cure for all ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word ' ...

(3 pages) 55 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Life and Works of O.Henry

O. Henry was a prolific American short-story writer, a master of surprise endings, who wrote about t ... was a prolific American short-story writer, a master of surprise endings, who wrote about the life of ordinary people in New York City. A twist of plot, which turns on an ironic or coincidental circu ... n New York City. A twist of plot, which turns on an ironic or coincidental circumstance, is typical of O. Henry's stories.Born September 11, 1862 as William Sidney Porter, he later changed to his pen ...

(3 pages) 35 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Short Story Essay

All people have something that is valuable to them. These items of value can be possessions of land and je ... . These items of value can be possessions of land and jewelry, or even feelings that are cherished towards someone or something. Sometimes however, an individual must give up what they value most to a ... something. Sometimes however, an individual must give up what they value most to attain something more important. For instance, in many works of literature a character often sacrifices something of v ...

(4 pages) 47 0 3.5 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Last Leaf by O. Henry

"The Last Leaf" by O. Henry is an interesting short story about a sick girl who is deeply affected by a bare ivy vine. ... ry about a sick girl who is deeply affected by a bare ivy vine. Johnsy thinks that she will die as soon as the last leaf on that vine falls. She becomes close to death, but a neighbor called Mr. Behrm ... e to death, but a neighbor called Mr. Behrman, an artist, saves her life and dies. This paper will focus on different causes and effects involved in, first, Johnsy's case and, second, the death of Mr. ...

(2 pages) 15648 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Very brief comparison and contrast of 'The Necklace' and 'The Gift of the Magi'

'The Gift of the Magi' by O. Henry and 'The Necklace' by Guy de Maupassant are two short stories that share so ... ecklace' by Guy de Maupassant are two short stories that share some similarities. Namely, they are both ironic. The two main characters in both also happen to be husband and wife and make sacrifices f ... The two main characters in both also happen to be husband and wife and make sacrifices for their spouse.The husband in 'The Necklace' is a 'thrifty clerk' who doesn't like to spend too much money. Af ...

(2 pages) 53 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Symbolism in O Henry's "A Romance of a Busy Broker" and "A Service of Love"

O HenryWilliam Sydney Porter, also known as O Henry was an excellent writer and very talented in wri ... orter, also known as O Henry was an excellent writer and very talented in writing surprise endings to all of his stories ("O Henry"). He wrote about average people living in New York City, this influe ... es ("O Henry"). He wrote about average people living in New York City, this influenced the settings of most his stories by giving the reader a visual of the senses he wrote about. In the stories "A Ro ...

(6 pages) 10047 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

A Retrieved Reformation

The story I read, "A Retrieved Reformation" by O. Henry, was very well written. It had words that even a 1 ... "A Retrieved Reformation" by O. Henry, was very well written. It had words that even a 13 year old could understand. They had realistic dialog. They had a very convincing plot. Also, they had a dramat ... g. They had a very convincing plot. Also, they had a dramatic ending.What I meant by "realistic dialog" is that they said things that people would normal say. For example, when the warden accuses Jimm ...

(2 pages) 3441 0 3.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

"iN COLD BLOOD"

Jeysson Alfonso Mrs. Martinez English ... sh 6/3/01 Truman Capote was born with the name Truman Streckfus Persons. He was born on September 30, 1924. He was born ... the name Truman Streckfus Persons. He was born on September 30, 1924. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. His parent's names were Archulus Lillie Persons. His parents got divorced when he was four ...

(1 pages) 7 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Last Leaf - From Quach Bach Ho

The most precious thing in one's life is their life. People have only one. For those who thoroughly devot ... hing in one's life is their life. People have only one. For those who thoroughly devote their life to someone is worth-praising in society. The Last Leaf of O. Henry denotes nothing but that value.By ... is worth-praising in society. The Last Leaf of O. Henry denotes nothing but that value.By some personification figurative meaning (e.g. run crazy, broken themselves, crosses itself"¦), Henry i ...

(2 pages) 7 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Fear

Fear By: Will In Guy de Maupassat's "The Necklace," and O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi," fear motivates the main characters, and influences the even ... he Gift of the Magi," fear motivates the main characters, and influences the events in each story. The stories convey powerful messages to us as we watch how each character copes with her fears. ... owerful messages to us as we watch how each character copes with her fears. In the beginning of "The Necklace" Mathilde is envious of the social class and wealth of others because she has ...

(2 pages) 11 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

William R. Dantz

Jeremy Flinn period 4/6 J. Corl Biography By examining W. R. Dantz it is evident that he did not want people to bothe ... t people to bother him so he used pen names such as W.R. Philbrick and William Philbrick.Dantz was born in Boston in 1951. He is the eldest of four brothers. He was raised on Rye Beach along the New E ... oston in 1951. He is the eldest of four brothers. He was raised on Rye Beach along the New England coast. He attended Rye Beach public schools growing up. He wrote his first stories beginning in 6th g ...

(4 pages) 446 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparison Essay On "gift Of The Magi" And "the Necklace"

Comparison Essay The two short stories, "The gift of the Magi" written by O. Henry and "The nec ... The gift of the Magi" written by O. Henry and "The necklace written by Guy de Maupassant are both composed of two young, beautiful women Mathilde and Della. Even though they are in different com ... osed of two young, beautiful women Mathilde and Della. Even though they are in different composed stories that have similar characteristics that convey throughout the story such as, they are both emot ...

(5 pages) 22 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Look at our life today; look how it has changed.

Look at our life today; look how it has changed.Just one hundred years ago we could see O?Henry?s lit ... ook how it has changed.Just one hundred years ago we could see O?Henry?s little secretaries typing for ten hours a day. Weak and deprived of rights, they could be easily dismissed, experience sexual h ... rs a day. Weak and deprived of rights, they could be easily dismissed, experience sexual harassment or encounter health problems. They had nobody to be protected by, nobody to turn to. Dark rooms, bad ...

(17 pages) 24 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Brokeback Mountain Literary Analysis

"Brokeback Mountain"Annie Proulx was born on August 22, 1935, in Norwich, Connecticut, into a family of ... "Annie Proulx was born on August 22, 1935, in Norwich, Connecticut, into a family of farmers, mill workers, inventors, and artists whose ancestors had lived there for three centuries. Because of her f ... whose ancestors had lived there for three centuries. Because of her father's career in textiles, Proulx's family constantly moved, so she lived in several states, including North Carolina, Vermont, M ...

(10 pages) 27 0 3.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Gift Of The Magi Analysis

O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" encompasses an array of fictional elements. In particular, the the ... Gift of the Magi" encompasses an array of fictional elements. In particular, the theme of selfless love that transcends all barriers in the face of adversity is emphasized. This is portrayed through H ... cends all barriers in the face of adversity is emphasized. This is portrayed through Henry's system of narration as well as the individual actions taken by the characters as an act of love. The short ...

(3 pages) 33 0 4.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

most dangerous game

The Influences of the Game"The Most Dangerous Game" is a short story written by Richard Connell. This story takes p ... ard Connell. This story takes place in the 1920s in an island. The main characters are Sanger Rainsford and General Zaroff. Rainsford is a famous hunter and Zaroff is a Russian who served for his coun ... roff. Rainsford is a famous hunter and Zaroff is a Russian who served for his country in WW1. They both enjoy hunting but they disagree on the targets they use. Zaroff likes to hunt humans because the ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Apr/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers