The story of a small group of elderly animals, “The Bremen Town Musicians” is a simple story, but like any Grimm’s Fairy Tale it has a moral. Gain an understanding of how this fairy tale provides commentary on every day life.
One of most interesting parts of “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson is simply trying to understand what the symbols in the story mean. These symbols include the lottery itself, tools used in the lottery and even the people of the town.
“The Lottery” is remarkable it its transition from a simple story of small town America into a disturbing horror story. It does this through a slow rise in the action as the reader begins to understand the odd events are not just strange to them but very sinister.
“The Lottery” is a story that is hard to ignore. Both loved and hated by many, this story is able to create emotion in nearly everyone who reads it. It is a story that is as much fun to think about as it is to read. Learn how the author uses foreshadowing, irony and deep themes.
By understanding how Roald Dahl is able to build the tension and conflict in “Lamb to the Slaughter” and how the tension falls afterward is a great way for anyone to understand how to tell a better story or simply recognize the qualities of a good story.
Flat Stanley is a classic book about Stanley Lambchop, who is accidentally flattened one night. This leads him into a number of adventures from being flown as a kite to helping to catch art thieves. Inspiring numerous sequels and the Flat Stanley penpal project, this is a great book for any kid.
To understand “Lamb to the Slaughter” fully, it requires more than simply understanding the events of the story. It is important also to understand the reasons for the characters’ actions and the choices that the author made. These questions will help to delve into the depth of this story.
“October Sky,” also called “Rocket Boys,” is an important book covering the beginnings of the space race as well as life in a small mining town. Each chapter covers a lot of ground, so a short summary of each chapter can help you find specific events.
Also called “Rocket Boys,” “October Sky” by Homer Hickam, Jr. is a story of a young boy growing up in a mining town during the beginning of the space race. Filled with important ideas about important subjects, the book has a number of quotes which help encapsulate those ideas.
No genre of literature better depicts the 20th century than science fiction. Its growth as a genre matches the growth of importance of technology in people’s lives, and science fiction books from the early 20th century are vital to the understanding of science fiction as well as society mores.
The story of growing up in a coal mining town, “October Sky” is impossible to understand fully without recognizing the many symbols which fill this book, ranging from the town of Coalwood itself, to the launch of the rockets, and which show the future, the past and the struggle to reach your dreams