The Five Boons of Life By Mark Twain: Summary, Analysis and Review

The Five Boons of Life is a short story by Mark Twain published as part of his collection, The 30000 Bequest and Other Stories. It’s different from his other stories in that it does not have our humorous Mark Twain saying things that make us grin like idiots in awe of his wit, but somethingContinue reading “The Five Boons of Life By Mark Twain: Summary, Analysis and Review”

Sweet and Low by Nick White: Summary, Analysis and Review

Sweet and Low is a short story written by Nick White. The story revolves around the life of a young boy Forney, who, having recently lost his father, is coming to terms with a life with his mother – a mother he doesn’t especially feel close to. With the feeling of love comes the dread.Continue reading “Sweet and Low by Nick White: Summary, Analysis and Review”

The Loudest Voice by Grace Paley: Summary, Analysis and Review

The Loudest Voice is a short story by Grace Paley, published as part of her short story collection – Little Disturbances of Man, back in 1959. The story captures the world of a young Jewish girl living and learning about a life of balance between her roots and the world that she currently lives in.Continue reading “The Loudest Voice by Grace Paley: Summary, Analysis and Review”

A Californian’s Tale by Mark Twain: Summary, Analysis and Review

A Californian’s Tale is a short story published as part of his short story collection.  Written towards the tail end of his career, this short story sometimes seems a reflection of sorrows from his own life at that time. A Californian’s Tale by Mark Twain: Summary and Plot Analysis The story narrated by an unnamed travelerContinue reading “A Californian’s Tale by Mark Twain: Summary, Analysis and Review”

Jakarta by Alice Munro: Plot Summary, Analysis & Review

Jakarta, a short story by Alice Munro, first appeared as part of her collection of short stories in Love of a Good Woman. Jakarta: Plot Summary and Analysis The story is set in Vancouver and spans over three decades, starting in the 1950s and lasting until 1990s. It is narrated in a back and forthContinue reading “Jakarta by Alice Munro: Plot Summary, Analysis & Review”

Was It Heaven? Or Hell? by Mark Twain: Summary and Review

Was it Heaven? Or Hell? is a short story that was published in early 1900s as part of Mark Twain’s short story collection The 30000 Bequest. As a child, have you ever been told not to lie?  Or lying is bad? Or lying brings you terrible misfortune? Lying is possibly the worst thing that youContinue reading “Was It Heaven? Or Hell? by Mark Twain: Summary and Review”

Goodbye and Good Luck: Summary, Plot Analysis, Review

Goodbye and Goodluck is a short story written by Grace Paley that was published in her collection called The Little Disturbances of Man by Doubleday in 1959. One of the more known stories from her collection, this story is a heartwarming tale of a woman in pursuit of love and her struggles with tradition inContinue reading “Goodbye and Good Luck: Summary, Plot Analysis, Review”

A Dog’s Tale by Mark Twain: Summary, Analysis and Review

A Dog’s Tale is a short story written by Mark Twain. It was first published in 1903. The story is told from the perspective of a dog and narrates the journey of a dog’s life.. Mark Twain had once said: If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not biteContinue reading “A Dog’s Tale by Mark Twain: Summary, Analysis and Review”

Hell Is The Absence Of God: Summary, Analysis and Review

Hell is the Absence of God is a short story (novellete) written by Ted Chiang. First published in 2001, this story primarily revolves around Neil Fisk, a recent widower, who lost his beloved wife in the aftermath of an Angel’s visitation. “Obedience, he might have managed, but sincere, heart-felt love (for God)? That was aContinue reading “Hell Is The Absence Of God: Summary, Analysis and Review”

Cathedral by Raymond Carver: Summary, Analysis and Review

Cathedral is a short story written by Raymond Carver. This story was included in the ‘Best American Short Stories’ (1982). It’s the story of how a man’s perspective about blind people changes dramatically when he meets an extraordinary blind man who introduces him to a new realm of experience. “Cathedral” What’s the first thing thatContinue reading “Cathedral by Raymond Carver: Summary, Analysis and Review”