Stories In Short Stories Comparison

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Dragons, witches, princesses, and knights. These are the imaginary friends in so many children's lives. For young adults, those fairy tale characters give way to darker characters and more realistic situations. However, what do they all have in common? They live in short stories. Two short stories that are interesting are "Poison" by Roald Dahl and "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst. In "The Scarlet Ibis", Doodle's older brother is embarrassed by his disabilities and tries to improve Doodle's life. In "Poison" Timber come home and sees Harry with a very dangerous snake on his abdomen and tries to help. While there are some obvious similarities both authors approach these stories specifically with the characters, tone, and point of view, in different ways. The main characters of both stories are similar because they both want to help in a caring way. For example, Timber called a doctor to come help with situation. "A doctor, of course, that’s it, I'll get Ganderbai" (Dahl). An ordinary person would not show this amount of awareness to a…show more content…
In "Poison" The action begins as soon as Timber comes home to Harry. "A krait? Oh, my god! Where'd it bite you? How long ago?" (Dahl). When coming home from a long day and it is late at night the reader would expect just an ordinary time at home. This was not the case for Harry when he came home. This was a high priority moment and when the it takes place also happens in the other story. In the story "The Scarlet Ibis" Doodles older brother is running through bushes and looks back to see that Doodle isn't behind him at the end of the story. He then goes and finds Doodle, "I cried, shaking him, but there was no answer but the ropy rain. When you have a brother that you care for so much and then he is no longer there, it's just heartbreaking which Doodles older brother showed when he was crying for doodle to get back up. In both of these stories they had a sense of high priority
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