"The Characters In A Story Usually Are A Parellel To The Writers Life Or View Of Life"/ This Question Was The Direction Of Writing For This Essay.

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Information is based on reading of 3 short stories.In addition; you had to relate this to a common event taken from some form of current media. Short stories read were; Sherman, Alexie. This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona, Fiction 100 An Anthology of ShortFiction, New Jersey, Prentice Hall, 2004, (11-19)King, Stephen. The Man in the Black Suit, Fiction 100 An Anthology of ShortFiction, New Jersey, Prentice Hall, 2004, (832-847)Walker, Alice. To Hell with Dying, Fiction 100 An Anthology of ShortFiction, New Jersey, Prentice Hall, 2004, (1302-1306)From staff and wire reports. Lincoln woman has not heard from son, Lincoln Journal Star, Tuesday, Dec 28, 2004, (Cover)27 December 2004The characters in a story usually are a parallel to the writers life or view of life.AnonymousThis Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona"Victor's mother was as poor as he was, and the rest of the family didn't have any use at all for him." (Sherman 11) The author (Sherman Alexie) describes Victor as being very poor and un-liked by those around him. Victor was living on a reservation and had no money, nor did others around him that he knew. Having a lot of friends was not considered to be one of Victor's strengths. When describing the character and putting these two descriptors together a picture of Victors self esteem, presence and respect from the tribal community can be seen. It this the viewpoint from the author or one which he wants to create for you?"Thomas was a story teller that nobody wanted to listen to" (Sherman 12). The author describes Thomas as a story teller which is a loner with few friends. This comes to play in the story line by use of this known fact about Thomas. Many people did not want to listen when Thomas spoke because he always went on and on, every one had heard his stories countless times. These so called stories later describe events with other characters in the story and there lives in which you are read about. Describing times of past friendship, and how Thomas handles life today, give a sense of being pulled in to the characters point of view. A parallel or something that can be related to is more easily understood and visual and is the message sent through the characters viewpoint. Norma is described to be powerful and a warrior. The author (Sherman) describes her presence when saying "She could have picked up any two of the boys and smashed their skulls together" (Sherman 14). Norma would have made them listen even if others had failed. Is the author describing the boys instead of Norma? Is the message that they, the boys, needed some direction or guidance to keep on the right path? Maybe this is only to allow an understanding of the players in the game yet showing us the outcome at the same time. Either way it tell the story from a different perspective, and only then is it visual.The Man in the Black Suit "Later someone may find what I have written" (King 832). The author (Stephen King) describes a man writing...

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