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'The Romance Of Araby', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

'The Romance Of Araby', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Dragged Into The Past: A Major Motif In Munro's 'Walker Brothers Cowboy', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Dragged Into The Past: A Major Motif In Munro's 'Walker Brothers Cowboy', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Alice Munro's "Walker Brothers Cowboy" (The Norton Anthology of World Literature. Ed. Sarah Lawall. NY: Norton, 2002) is bracketed by similar images that establish the futility of trying to stop time. At the beginning of story, in order to explain to the narrator how the glaciers formed the Great Lakes, the father "shows me his hand with his spread fingers pressing the rock-hard ground where we are sitting. His fingers hardly make any impression at all ... " (3012); at the conclusion as Ben Jordan, the father, and his children prepare to return home from their odyssey, Nora Cronin touches the ...


Mason's Shiloh, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Mason's Shiloh, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Understanding The Method Of Narration In The 'The Open Book', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Understanding The Method Of Narration In The 'The Open Book', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Death Imagery In Bobbie Ann Mason's 'Shiloh', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Death Imagery In Bobbie Ann Mason's 'Shiloh', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


The Sacred And The Secular In Clay's Quilt, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

The Sacred And The Secular In Clay's Quilt, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

n a telling scene toward the opening of Clay's Quilt (NY: Ballantine, 2001), Silas House has the novel's protagonist, Clay Sizemore, heading up Town Mountain toward the Hilltop Club, the local honkytonk. As he approaches the club, Clay notices that "across the bowl that held the town, another mountain rose up" (52). The most noticeable feature on this opposite mountain is a "marble statue of Jesus with his arms stretched out in front ... so lit up that it could be seen for miles" (52). Importantly, this scene acts as House's foreshadowing of the struggle Clay will endure ...


A Rosey Response To Fick And Gold, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

A Rosey Response To Fick And Gold, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Should Willa Cather Be Taught? Going Beyond The Canon Wars, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Should Willa Cather Be Taught? Going Beyond The Canon Wars, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Mason's 'Shiloh', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Mason's 'Shiloh', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Munro's Walker Brothers Cowboy, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

Munro's Walker Brothers Cowboy, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

The article presents an exploration of the theme of individual fate as seen in Alice Munro's short story "Walker Brothers Cowboy." The author presents an analysis of the theme throughout the book, particularly highlighting the personification of the Greek mythical figures of the three Fates and Tykhe in characters surrounding the protagonist Ben Jordan.


Eliot's The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

Eliot's The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Examines the parallel between the poems "Song," by John Donne, and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," by T. S. Eliot. Description of Donne's and Eliot's characters; similarity of the situation and theme in the two poems.


"Both Sides Now": The Evolution Of An Approach To Teaching Fiction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

"Both Sides Now": The Evolution Of An Approach To Teaching Fiction, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Discusses the connections between creative writing and literary criticism. Explains experience of combining a literature and creative writing class. Concludes the combination results in both groups gaining a greater understanding of each others' crafts.


Hawthorne's Dating Problem In "The Scarlet Letter", Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

Hawthorne's Dating Problem In "The Scarlet Letter", Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

This article explores the dating problem in Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, The Scarlet Letter. In The Custom House, Hawthorne relates how he discovers several foolscap sheets written by a predecessor, Mr. Surveyor Pue, about Hester Prynne. These six sheets supposedly offer two types of accounts about Hester: aged persons, alive in the time of Pue and from whose oral testimony he had made up his narrative, remembered her, in their youth and those who had heard the tale from contemporary witnesses. A dating problem arises with the first group. Critics concur that historical documents place the events in The Scarlet ...


Hemingway's "The Killers", Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

Hemingway's "The Killers", Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

In his seminal study Hemingway and the Dead Gods, John Killinger relates Papa's fictional world to existententialism, concluding that Hemingway sees that individuality is not a quality which can be superimposed externally on a man, but that it must be internally achieved by a decision to be at all times an authentic person and to accept the full responsibility of action proper to a primary agent. In his philosophy, as in that of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and Sartre, the opportunity for such a decision is presented as a moment of crisis, which, for him, is produced by confronting death or ...


'The Romance Of Araby', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2008

'The Romance Of Araby', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Dragged Into The Past: A Major Motif In Munro's 'Walker Brothers Cowboy', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Apr 2007

Dragged Into The Past: A Major Motif In Munro's 'Walker Brothers Cowboy', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

Alice Munro's "Walker Brothers Cowboy" (The Norton Anthology of World Literature. Ed. Sarah Lawall. NY: Norton, 2002) is bracketed by similar images that establish the futility of trying to stop time. At the beginning of story, in order to explain to the narrator how the glaciers formed the Great Lakes, the father "shows me his hand with his spread fingers pressing the rock-hard ground where we are sitting. His fingers hardly make any impression at all ... " (3012); at the conclusion as Ben Jordan, the father, and his children prepare to return home from their odyssey, Nora Cronin touches the ...


Understanding The Method Of Narration In The 'The Open Book', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2006

Understanding The Method Of Narration In The 'The Open Book', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Munro's Walker Brothers Cowboy, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2006

Munro's Walker Brothers Cowboy, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

The article presents an exploration of the theme of individual fate as seen in Alice Munro's short story "Walker Brothers Cowboy." The author presents an analysis of the theme throughout the book, particularly highlighting the personification of the Greek mythical figures of the three Fates and Tykhe in characters surrounding the protagonist Ben Jordan.


A Rosey Response To Fick And Gold, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2006

A Rosey Response To Fick And Gold, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Using The Pop Culture Bridge To Get To 'Araby', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2006

Using The Pop Culture Bridge To Get To 'Araby', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


The Sacred And The Secular In Clay's Quilt, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2005

The Sacred And The Secular In Clay's Quilt, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

n a telling scene toward the opening of Clay's Quilt (NY: Ballantine, 2001), Silas House has the novel's protagonist, Clay Sizemore, heading up Town Mountain toward the Hilltop Club, the local honkytonk. As he approaches the club, Clay notices that "across the bowl that held the town, another mountain rose up" (52). The most noticeable feature on this opposite mountain is a "marble statue of Jesus with his arms stretched out in front ... so lit up that it could be seen for miles" (52). Importantly, this scene acts as House's foreshadowing of the struggle Clay will endure ...


Water Imagery In 'Clay's Quilt', Charlie Sweet, Kevin Rahimzadeh Dec 2004

Water Imagery In 'Clay's Quilt', Charlie Sweet, Kevin Rahimzadeh

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Should Willa Cather Be Taught? Going Beyond The Canon Wars, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2004

Should Willa Cather Be Taught? Going Beyond The Canon Wars, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Holden, The Bomb, And Dr. Strangelove, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2003

Holden, The Bomb, And Dr. Strangelove, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Eliot's The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2003

Eliot's The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

Examines the parallel between the poems "Song," by John Donne, and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," by T. S. Eliot. Description of Donne's and Eliot's characters; similarity of the situation and theme in the two poems.


Death Imagery In Bobbie Ann Mason's 'Shiloh', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2002

Death Imagery In Bobbie Ann Mason's 'Shiloh', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Hawthorne's Dating Problem In "The Scarlet Letter", Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2002

Hawthorne's Dating Problem In "The Scarlet Letter", Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

This article explores the dating problem in Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel, The Scarlet Letter. In The Custom House, Hawthorne relates how he discovers several foolscap sheets written by a predecessor, Mr. Surveyor Pue, about Hester Prynne. These six sheets supposedly offer two types of accounts about Hester: aged persons, alive in the time of Pue and from whose oral testimony he had made up his narrative, remembered her, in their youth and those who had heard the tale from contemporary witnesses. A dating problem arises with the first group. Critics concur that historical documents place the events in The Scarlet ...


Mason's 'Shiloh', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2002

Mason's 'Shiloh', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Hemingway's "The Killers", Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 2002

Hemingway's "The Killers", Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

In his seminal study Hemingway and the Dead Gods, John Killinger relates Papa's fictional world to existententialism, concluding that Hemingway sees that individuality is not a quality which can be superimposed externally on a man, but that it must be internally achieved by a decision to be at all times an authentic person and to accept the full responsibility of action proper to a primary agent. In his philosophy, as in that of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and Sartre, the opportunity for such a decision is presented as a moment of crisis, which, for him, is produced by confronting death or ...


The Caufield Family Of Writers In The Catcher In The Rye, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Oct 2002

The Caufield Family Of Writers In The Catcher In The Rye, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.