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A brief analysis on the short stories for "A tangled web".

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    STORIESANALYSISLets see if you are ready for the test

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    EDNA BACK FROM AMERICA

    BYCLAREBOYLAN

    Edna

    June

    Starting a new life

    Violent life

    Fear of loneliness

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    PLOTEdna Back From America

    Exposition:

    Rising action:

    Climax:

    Falling action:

    Resolution:

    June remembers her childhood up to Muriels

    calling

    June is called Edna by Muriel

    When they are in the car, June decides to go along

    with this lie

    All the information that she receives about her

    husband

    Theres no resolution; the story has an open

    ending

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    NEIGHBOURS

    BYPAULTHEROUX

    R. Wigley

    Man in 4C

    Scadutto

    Lack of

    tolerance Judgemental

    Obsesion

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    Neighbours

    Exposition:

    Rising action:

    Climax:

    Falling action:

    Resolution:

    Beginning of the story: All the description of the3 characters

    When they go to the pub and Vics starts asking

    awkard questions

    Wigleys attitude towards the narrator

    comments

    The narrator goes to knock on 4Cs door to

    complain directly. Nobody answers

    Since Wigley left it seems that the storm trooper

    is gone too

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    Plot 2 Exposition:

    Rising action:

    Climax:

    Falling action:

    Resolution:

    Beginning of the story: All the description of the3 characters

    When they go to the pub and Vics starts asking

    awkard questions

    The narrator goes to knock on 4Cs door to

    complain directly. Nobody answers

    Since Wigley left it seems that the storm trooper

    is gone too

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    THEHERO

    BYJOANNATROLLOPE

    Captain Campbell

    Signora Campbell

    Narrator

    Hero image

    Revealing the truth

    Looking for

    inspiration

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    The Hero

    Exposition:

    Rising action:

    Climax:

    Falling action:

    Resolution:

    Description of reasons of the writer to be in the

    island

    He finds the story of Captain Campbell

    He finds out the story is a lie

    He goes back to the island, brings back the

    book

    He doesnt tell theCaptains widow, he decides

    not to write the book

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    TASTE

    BYROALDDAHL

    Conflict:

    Man vs Man: Schoffield

    and Pratt. Egos

    involved.

    Man vs Society:

    Chauvinism.Man vs self: Mr

    Schofield struggles

    against himself against

    getting into the bet

    Setting

    Place: Dinner party/London

    Time: 20thCentury, after

    WWII

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    PLOT Exposition:

    Rising Actions:

    Climax:

    Falling actions:

    Resolution:

    Dinner party at the Schofields house, a special guest arrives

    (Mr. Pratt) who is challenged by the host to bet on knowledge ofwine

    As the host chooses a very rare wine their bet begins to

    rise resulting in having Louise as a prize if Mr. Pratt names

    the wine accurately.

    Against all odds previously thought by Mr. Schofield, Mr Pratt calls

    on the type of wine, from a tiny harvest is France. In horror the

    Schofield family stares Mr. Pratt knowing that they now will have

    to give their daughters hand for marriage to Mr. Pratt

    The maid approaches the table and unmasks Mr. Pratttriumph by saying that he had left his glasses in the cellar

    before dinner.

    There isnt a real resolution

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    Andrew

    Irene

    Rosemary

    Martin

    Theme: Doing the right thing

    Conflict:

    Man vs Self

    Setting:

    Place: Irenes house,

    Church

    Time: Day before

    the wedding /

    Wedding

    party/years later

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    Exposition: The bell rings to announce an unexpected guest, the groom, who

    wanted to speak with his bride urgently, his nervousness and anxiety uneaseIrene.

    Rising Actions: Andrew talks about his youth and how important it is to him to

    live to the fullest, which means that marriage would only act against his

    freedom, as he talks Irene creams her hands patiently waiting for her turn to

    talk. They both agree on Andrew going to the church the next day and make itseem as Irene had left him waiting at the altar.

    Climax: As Here comes the bride is sung by the church choir Andrew realizes

    that Irene has come leaving him no chance or option to walk away as she walks

    to the altar by her fathers side.

    Falling actions: After their I dos they walk out of church as husband and

    wife, Andrew faces his fears realizing that he could have made a terrible

    mistake.

    Resolution: Andrew and Irene live a happy and full life together.

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    THECOWARD

    BYV.S NAIPAUL

    Narrator

    Big Foot

    Hat

    BoyeeErrol

    Setting:Place: Miguel Street,

    Trinidad and Tobago

    Time: American setting

    in the island, 1940s.

    Conflict: Man vs Self: Man vs Society

    Man vs Man

    Theme:Not judging a book by

    its cover

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    Exposition: All Miguel Street was afraid of Big Footbut as time passes the myth on his violent ways began to

    merge.

    Rising Actions: when the narrator gets to know hismore sensible side on a glass accident and his laughable

    reaction towards a dog. During his first fights Big Foot

    defeats all of his contenders as expected

    Climax: When the boxer comes to the town andfights Big Foot, who is defeated at the end.

    Falling actions: Big Foots cries loudly and the crowdlaughs at him

    Resolution: Big Foot leaves Miguel Street,the fighter wasnt really a boxer

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    MRKNOWALLBYWILLIAMSOMERSET

    Narrator

    Mr. Kelada

    Mr. Ramsey

    Mrs. Ramsey

    Setting:Time: After WWII

    Place: On a ship from

    San Francisco toOkinawa

    ConflictCharacter vs Character

    Character vs Self

    Theme:Appearances can be

    deceptive

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    Exposition: A very outgoing Mr. Kelada interrupts a rather quietpassengers life when they share a cabin in a ship, Mr. Kelada speaks about hisexclusiveness on all kinds of good difficult to obtain or prohibited during this timein history.

    Rising Actions: Mr. Kelada talks about his keen eye on pearls and business ingeneral; as he keeps talking about it Mr. Ramsey dares him to guess the amount hepaid for his wifes pearls. Always trying to keep his appearance he flatters Mrs.Ramseys pearls for a while.

    Climax: Mr Kelada sets the price of the pearls on around 20, 000 USdollars. Mr. Ramsey feels very pleased once he tells Kelada that he had onlypaid 18 dollars for the pearls at a department store in NYC.

    Falling actions: Mr. Kelada write the 100.00 US dollars to Mr.Ramsey for not guessing if the pearls were real, ashamed he leaves the

    room.

    Resolution: Mr Kelada realizes that it wasnt about the moneywhen Mr. Ramseys returns it to him on an envelope.

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    SHARPPRACTICEBYFREDERICKFORSYTH

    The Priest/the farmer

    Judge Comyn

    OConnor

    Mr. Keane

    Theme:You get what you give

    Conflict:Man vs Self

    Setting: Place: On a train

    Time: 1938

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    Exposition: Three men are absorbed during a train trip into a game ofcards, along the journey they change strategies and raised their bets until theyarrived to destination and one of them is set to pay the highest bid.

    Rising Actions: As the game progressed all three men decided to raise the barand put more excitement into the game resulting in one big winner, The Priest,who mentioned a good donation place for the money.

    Climax: Judge Comyn realizes that the person in court under hisjurisdiction was OConnor who was being charged of misleading the game andearnings of the card game.

    Falling actions: Judge Comyn listens to a statement made by Mr. Keane who

    had been cheated in the same manner as Judge Comyn

    Resolution: Judge Comyn sees the Priest in the car/they are workingtogetherhe was tricked!

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    THEMODELMILLIONAIREBYOSCARWILDE

    Hughie Erskie Alan Trevor

    Laura Merton

    Colonel Merton

    The Beggar (Baron Hausberg) Gustave Naudin

    Conflict:Man vs Society

    Man vs Self

    Theme:Solidarity and reciprocity keeps

    the world turning Setting:Place: Holland park

    Time: Morning

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    Exposition: Hughie feels sad for not having his girlfriends family

    blessing for being poor, he goes to talk about it over his painter friend

    Alan looking for a word of advice.

    Rising Actions: As he arrives to Ala