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25: character you relate to the most

Oh, this is a dangerous thing to answer. Saying that you relate to someone makes you rather vulnerable, does it not? You show people what you’re really like, or what you wish you were really like, which still technically says something about what you’re really like. 509 more words


'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman, 1892

The magic trick:

Perfectly building tension as the narrators condition worsens

It’s not really fair to close Halloween week here at SSMT with “The Yellow Wallpaper.” After all, restricting this story to the genre of… 280 more words


'The Lady's Maid's Bell' by Edith Wharton

The Lady’s Maid’s Bell by Edith Wharton, 1902

The magic trick:

Balancing credibility and doubt when it comes to the first-person narration

Written just four years after the publication of Henry James’ … 387 more words

Short Stories

Identity and Race

How do we define ourselves? Is it our identity, our community, our occupations? We so often hear the phrase of needing to “find ourselves.” This seems to be the goal of young adulthood: to discover and determine identity. 559 more words

American Women Writers