Short Story Review - Yola

Short Story Review - Yola

Short Story Review Terms to know: Foreshadowing Setting Mood Tone Denotation Irony dramatic, situational, verbal

Metaphors Similes Symbols Plot Conflict Protagonist Antagonist Setting Theme

Point of view "The Necklace" *Guy de Maupassant *Protagonist: Madame Loisel *Antogonist: the necklace*Setting: late 1800s, Paris *Tone: bitter, serious *Theme: Materialistic wants can be the downfall of us all. *Point of view: 3rd person limited

"The Most Dangerous Game" *Richard Connell * Protagonist: Rainsford *Antogonist: Zaroff *Setting:Caribbean Sea, Ship-Trap Island, jungle, Zaroffs manision *Tone: serious, deadly, dangerous *Theme: inhumanity, violence, cruelty of humans to animals, etc. *Point of view: 3rd person limited

"The Scarlet Ibis" James Hurst *Protagonist: narrator *Antagonist: narrators pride *Setting: South, World War I, cotton fields, Old Woman Swamp, Horseheads Landing, etc. *Tone: death, bittersweet *Theme: Pride can make people do cruel things to those they love. *Point of view: First person

"Poison" Roald Dahl *Protagonist: Harry Pope *Antagonist: krait *Setting: India, mid- 1950s *Tone: ironic *Theme: racism *Point of view: first person (Timber Woods) "The Sniper"

Liam OFlaherty *Protagonist: Republican Sniper *Antagonist: Free Stater sniper *Setting: Ireland, civil war *Tone: serious, suspenseful *Theme: War can pit brother against brother. *Point of view: third person limited "The Interlopers"

*Saki* Protagonist: Ulrich von Gradwitz *Antgonist: Georg Zynaeym and their feud *Setting: Carpathian Mountains, winter, nighttime, border of the two mens land *Tone: respect for the men and contempt toward the feud *Theme: A trap you set for someone else might lead to your own demise. *Point of View: 3rd person omniscient "Full Circle"

*Sue Grafton *Protagonist: Kinsey Millhone *Antagonist: Terry Layton (or the death of Caroline Spurrier) *Setting: the scene of the wreck of Caroline Spurrier on a California freeway) *Tone: suspense *Theme: What goes around comes around. *Point of View: first person "The Cask of Amontillado"

*Edgar Allan Poe *Protagonist: Montressor *Antagonist: Fortunato *Setting: Carnival, Italy, Montresors catacombs *Tone: death and murder, irony *Theme: revenge *Point of View: first person ***UNRELIABLE NARRATOR*** (may not know the whole truth or may purposely to choose to deceive the reader!) The Lady, or the Tiger?

Protagonist: Princess Antagonist: King? tiger or beautiful new bride? Setting: Middle Ages, coliseum Tone: irony, suspense Theme: Difficult decisions vs. Moral decisions Point of View: third person

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